Luncheon with Elizabeth Berg, author of The Dream Lover
(Random House $28.00, due April 14)
Tuesday April 14 at 11:30 a.m.
Tickets are $60 for luncheon with book included
Register at Lake Forest Book Store at 847-234-4420
Join us in welcoming best-selling writer Elizabeth Berg and her enticing new historical novel.
Elizabeth Berg is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including The Year of Pleasures, The Art of Mending, Say When, True to Form, Never Change, and Open House, which was an Oprah s Book Club selection in 2000. Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year, and Talk Before Sleep was short-listed for the ABBY award in 1996. The winner of the 1997 New England Booksellers Award for her body of work, Berg is also the author of a nonfiction work, Escaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing True. She lives in Chicago.
Best-selling author Berg turns her attention to the life of French writer George Sand with this vivid historical novel. The book begins twice: It's 1831, and Aurore Dupin, a free-spirited young woman, is leaving her loveless marriage in the French countryside for a creative, bohemian life in Paris-the life that will lead her to become literary icon George Sand. Then time whips backward: It's 1804, and the scene is Aurore's birth. Her mother is fiery, passionate, low-born and beautiful; her father is handsome, musical, charming, a military star. And so Berg sets off on a project that's part biography, part George Sand fantasy, alternating between scenes from Aurore's fairy-tale childhood and tales of her adult affairs-her brilliant career, her difficult family life, her struggles with femininity and the limitations of femaleness, her complicated sexuality, and, above all, her many, many whirlwind romances.