By Elizabeth Berg
During this beautiful new novel through bestselling author Elizabeth Berg, a tender lady falls in love -- and learns how sorrow can result in an figuring out of joy.
Katie, the narrator, has relocated to Missouri along with her far away, sometimes abusive father, and she or he feels a great deal by myself: her much-loved mom is lifeless; her new university is unaccepting of her; and her in simple terms associates fall a long way in need of being perfect partners. whilst she by accident falls during the ice whereas skating, she meets Jimmy. he's good-looking, some distance older than she, and married, yet she is entranced. As their dating unfolds, so too does Katie's wisdom of the discomfort and depth old flame can bring.
Beautifully written in Berg's impossible to resist voice, Joy School portrays the hovering happiness of true love, the deep melancholy you can actually consider whilst it is going unrequited, and the stubbornness of wish that may not allow us to permit cross. the following is also reputation that love can are available many kinds and provide many various issues. Joy School illuminates, too, how the issues that damage the main can occasionally educate us the teachings that actually matter.
About Durable Goods, Elizabeth Berg's first novel, Andre Dubus stated, "Elizabeth Berg writes with humor and an enormous middle approximately resilience, loneliness, love and desire. And the transcendence that redeems." an analogous can be stated of Joy School, Elizabeth Berg's so much luminous novel to date.
From the Hardcover edition.