It’s been a while since I read anything by Elizabeth Berg, in fact, not since Open House. And I’m not sure why, because once again as I started reading Home Safe I was struck by how easy she is to read, and how easy she is to relate to. In this book, the lead character, Helen, finds her life turned upside down when her husband dies suddenly. We catch up with Helen eight months after his death, and she appears to be moving along with her grief as would be expected. But within a few pages you find that Helen is not only unaccustomed to being on her own, but also somewhat inept. She has a good relationship with her daughter, although she has a tendency to want to control her life. And of course, there is the mystery of what her husband did with approximately $850,000 from their retirement account! This is an easy read that holds your attention and provides pure literary enjoyment. Check catalog for availability.
Submitted by Mary S. at MPL Central