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Home Safe - A Novel

Elizabeth Berg

In this new novel, beloved bestselling author Elizabeth Berg weaves a beautifully written and richly resonant story of a mother and daughter in emotional transit. Helen Ames-recently widowed, coping with loss and grief, unable to do the work that has always sustained her-is beginning to depend far too much on her twenty-seven-year-old daughter, Tessa, and is meddling in her life, offering unsolicited and unwelcome advice. Helen's problems are compounded by her shocking discovery that her mild-mannered and loyal husband was apparently leading a double life. The Ameses had painstakingly saved for a happy retirement, but that money disappeared in several large withdrawals made by Helen's husband before he died. In order to support herself and garner a measure of much needed independence, Helen takes an unusual job that ends up offering far more than she had anticipated. And then a phone call from a stranger sets Helen on a surprising path of discovery that causes both mother and daughter to reassess what they thought they knew about each other, themselves, and what really makes a home and a family. From the Hardcover edition.

In this new novel, beloved bestselling author Elizabeth Berg weaves a beautifully written and richly resonant story of a mother and daughter in emotional transit. Helen Ames-recently widowed, coping with loss and grief, unable to do the work that has always sustained her-is beginning to depend far too much on her twenty-seven-year-old daughter, Tessa, and is meddling in her life, offering unsolicited and unwelcome advice. Helen's problems are compounded by her shocking discovery that her mild-mannered and loyal husband was apparently leading a double life. The Ameses had painstakingly saved for a happy retirement, but that money disappeared in several large withdrawals made by Helen's husband before he died. In order to support herself and garner a measure of much needed independence, Helen takes an unusual job that ends up offering far more than she had anticipated. And then a phone call from a stranger sets Helen on a surprising path of discovery that causes both mother and daughter to reassess what they thought they knew about each other, themselves, and what really makes a home and a family. From the Hardcover edition.
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In this new novel, beloved bestselling author Elizabeth Berg weaves a beautifully written and richly resonant story of a mother and daughter in emotional transit. Helen Ames-recently widowed, coping with loss and grief, unable to do the work that has always sustained her-is beginning to depend far too much on her twenty-seven-year-old daughter, Tessa, and is meddling in her life, offering unsolicited and unwelcome advice. Helen's problems are compounded by her shocking discovery that her mild-mannered and loyal husband was apparently leading a double life. The Ameses had painstakingly saved for a happy retirement, but that money disappeared in several large withdrawals made by Helen's husband before he died. In order to support herself and garner a measure of much needed independence, Helen takes an unusual job that ends up offering far more than she had anticipated. And then a phone call from a stranger sets Helen on a surprising path of discovery that causes both mother and daughter to reassess what they thought they knew about each other, themselves, and what really makes a home and a family. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:06


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

10:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:25


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:25


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:53


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:49


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:32


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:34


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:38