Elizabeth Berg Durable Goods

ISBN 13: 9781585470495

Durable Goods

3.82 avg rating
( 8,233 ratings by Goodreads )
9781585470495: Durable Goods
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

In the sweltering heat of a Southwestern summer, on a small army base in rural Texas, Katie waits impatiently for her life to change. Though battered by the recent death of her mother, her spirit remains miraculously stong. She is filled with longings: for a boy to fall in love with her the way Dickie Mac has fallen for her sister; for her father to stop hitting her; for her life to become less uncertain. And she knows that day is coming soon.

Durable Goods is a poignant and enduring novel by Elizabeth Berg -- author of the New York Times bestseller Talk Before Sleep and Joy School -- a masterful work that gently captures the subtle nuances of childhood's end...and the pain, sorrow and stirring hope of inevitable transformation.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

On the hot Texas army base she calls home, Katie spends the lazy days of her summer waiting: waiting to grow up; waiting for Dickie Mack to fall in love with her; waiting for her breasts to blossom; waiting for the beatings to stop. Since their mother died, Katie and her older sister, Diane, have struggled to understand their increasingly distant, often violent father. While Diane escapes into the arms of her boyfriend, Katie hides in her room or escapes to her best friend's house--until Katie's admiration for her strong-willed sister leads her on an adventure that transforms her life.
Written with an unerring ability to capture the sadness of growth, the pain of change, the nearly visible vibrations that connect people, this beautiful novel by the bestselling author of "Open House reminds us how wonderful--and wounding--a deeper understanding of life can be.

From the Back Cover:

“Rich...timeless.” —The New Yorker

“Radiant...startling and delicate.” —The Boston Globe

“Elizabeth Berg writes with humor and a big heart about resilience, loneliness, love and hope. And the transcendence that redeems.” —Andre Dubus

“This quietly told tale will find a place in your soul, and will stay there.” —Christopher Tilghman

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 25.95
US$ 191.31

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780812968149: Durable Goods: A Novel (Katie Nash)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  081296814X ISBN 13:  9780812968149
Publisher: Ballantine Books, 2003

9780679422082: Durable Goods

Random..., 1993

9780380723089: Durable Goods

Avon B..., 1994

9780517177518: Durable Goods

Random..., 1997

9780380728848: Durable Goods

Avon B..., 1997

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Elizabeth Berg
Published by Center Point Pub (2000)
ISBN 10: 158547049X ISBN 13: 9781585470495
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Center Point Pub, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M158547049X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 191.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds