What We Keep Author:Elizabeth Berg “BERG KNOWS THE HEARTS OF HER CHARACTERS INTIMATELY, showing them with compassion, humor, and an illuminating generosity.” — –The Seattle Times — — “BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN . . . [Ginny Young] crosses the country for a reluctant reunion with the mother she has not seen in 35 years. During the long hours of her fli... more »ght, she returns in memory to the summer when she turned 12 and her family turned inside out. . . . What We Keep is about ties that are buried but not broken, wounds that are dressed but never heal, and love that changes form but somehow survives.”
“COMPELLING . . . Reading [this] book is like having an intimate conversation with a friend who is baring her soul.”
–Charleston Post and Courier
“TOUCHING . . . WHAT WE KEEP IS SOMETHING OF VALUE.”
How does she do it? She can get inside people's heads with such accuracy. This story rings true from page one to the end, and it is the kind of read you just can't put down. Forget sleep - read What We Keep!
In What we keep I found the context both unsettling and sad. This book is different then a mushy romance or a great mystery. This has happened in someones life somewhere.
That shame and pride would and could do this to a family is reality based. I would say that this book is well worth the time and effort it took to read it. I enjoyed it a lot.
Finally,a book that I did not like! This whole book was leading up to the last few pages,and then what a let down everything was! This whole thing was like a therapy session on why you felt like your mother ruined your life. It was interestingly written,or I would have just put it down sooner. But I really can't recommend it, although someone must have recommended it to me!