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The Last Time I Saw You - A Novel

Elizabeth Berg

From the beloved bestselling author of Home Safe and The Year of Pleasures, comes a wonderful new novel about women and men reconnecting with one another-and themselves-at their fortieth high school reunion. To each of the men and women in The Last Time I Saw You, this reunion means something different-a last opportunity to say something long left unsaid, an escape from the bleaker realities of everyday life, a means to save a marriage on the rocks, or an opportunity to bond with a slightly estranged daughter, if only over what her mother should wear. As the onetime classmates meet up over the course of a weekend, they discover things that will irrevocably affect the rest of their lives. For newly divorced Dorothy Shauman, the reunion brings with it the possibility of finally attracting the attention of the class heartthrob, Pete Decker. For the ever self-reliant, ever left-out Mary Alice Mayhew, it's a chance to reexamine a painful past. For Lester Heseenpfeffer, a veterinarian and widower, it is the hope of talking shop with a fellow vet-or at least that's what he tells himself. For Candy Armstrong, the class beauty, it's the hope of finding friendship before it is too late. As Dorothy, Mary Alice, Lester, Candy, and the other classmates converge for the reunion dinner, four decades melt away: Desires and personalities from their youth reemerge, and new discoveries are made. For so much has happened to them all. And so much can still happen. In this beautiful novel, Elizabeth Berg deftly weaves together stories of roads taken and not taken, choices made and opportunities missed, and the possibilities of second chances. From the Hardcover edition.

From the beloved bestselling author of Home Safe and The Year of Pleasures, comes a wonderful new novel about women and men reconnecting with one another-and themselves-at their fortieth high school reunion. To each of the men and women in The Last Time I Saw You, this reunion means something different-a last opportunity to say something long left unsaid, an escape from the bleaker realities of everyday life, a means to save a marriage on the rocks, or an opportunity to bond with a slightly estranged daughter, if only over what her mother should wear. As the onetime classmates meet up over the course of a weekend, they discover things that will irrevocably affect the rest of their lives. For newly divorced Dorothy Shauman, the reunion brings with it the possibility of finally attracting the attention of the class heartthrob, Pete Decker. For the ever self-reliant, ever left-out Mary Alice Mayhew, it's a chance to reexamine a painful past. For Lester Heseenpfeffer, a veterinarian and widower, it is the hope of talking shop with a fellow vet-or at least that's what he tells himself. For Candy Armstrong, the class beauty, it's the hope of finding friendship before it is too late. As Dorothy, Mary Alice, Lester, Candy, and the other classmates converge for the reunion dinner, four decades melt away: Desires and personalities from their youth reemerge, and new discoveries are made. For so much has happened to them all. And so much can still happen. In this beautiful novel, Elizabeth Berg deftly weaves together stories of roads taken and not taken, choices made and opportunities missed, and the possibilities of second chances. From the Hardcover edition.
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From the beloved bestselling author of Home Safe and The Year of Pleasures, comes a wonderful new novel about women and men reconnecting with one another-and themselves-at their fortieth high school reunion. To each of the men and women in The Last Time I Saw You, this reunion means something different-a last opportunity to say something long left unsaid, an escape from the bleaker realities of everyday life, a means to save a marriage on the rocks, or an opportunity to bond with a slightly estranged daughter, if only over what her mother should wear. As the onetime classmates meet up over the course of a weekend, they discover things that will irrevocably affect the rest of their lives. For newly divorced Dorothy Shauman, the reunion brings with it the possibility of finally attracting the attention of the class heartthrob, Pete Decker. For the ever self-reliant, ever left-out Mary Alice Mayhew, it's a chance to reexamine a painful past. For Lester Heseenpfeffer, a veterinarian and widower, it is the hope of talking shop with a fellow vet-or at least that's what he tells himself. For Candy Armstrong, the class beauty, it's the hope of finding friendship before it is too late. As Dorothy, Mary Alice, Lester, Candy, and the other classmates converge for the reunion dinner, four decades melt away: Desires and personalities from their youth reemerge, and new discoveries are made. For so much has happened to them all. And so much can still happen. In this beautiful novel, Elizabeth Berg deftly weaves together stories of roads taken and not taken, choices made and opportunities missed, and the possibilities of second chances. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 44m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:33


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:53


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:28


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:42


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:04


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:38


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:30


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:48


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:22


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:02


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:53


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:46


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:53


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:06


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:36