The stunning new novel from the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Open House" and "Never Change". Three women demonstrate the power of love and ...Show synopsisThe stunning new novel from the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Open House" and "Never Change". Three women demonstrate the power of love and the importance of freedom in this unique new novel by the author of "The Art of Mending", "Open House", and "The Year of Pleasures". Paige Dunn is a woman whose beauty, intelligence, and free spirit are such that two men in town are pursuing her despite the fact she has been handicapped by polio and is raising her daughter with just the help of her carer Peacie. Her daughter, Diana, longs to please her mother, and also escape her, yet when the precarious independence of this household is threatened, Diana makes a radical move which changes everything...In this extraordinary novel about the resilience of the human spirit, Berg demonstrates her ability to be both poignant and amusing and captures the special relationship which these three women share.Hide synopsis
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We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg
Paige Dunn contracted polio while nine months pregnant and miraculously gave birth to her to her daughter , Diana ,in an iron long. With remarkable courage and an undefeatable spirit she decides to raise her daughter herself, though she can only move her head and needs assistance to breathe. With the help of an African American carer, Peacie, who has strength of character and fierce loyalty, they raise Diane well, despite poverty and the racial unrest of the time in Tupelo, Tennessee As Diana navigates her thirteenth year she must come to terms not only with her own adolescent changes, but with the prejudice against the ones she loves.
Elizabeth Berg, as always, tells the story from the hearts of the characters, with beauty and truth. With an easy attention to detail you enter the world and the era and take the journey along with Diana, and share her joys, sadness and confusion, and you won?t want to leave.
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