NEVER CHANGE

By: BERG, ELIZABETH

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"You know people like me. I'm the one who sat in a folding chair out in the hall selling tickets to the prom but never going, the one everybody liked but no one wanted to be with."

A self-anointed spinster at fifty-one, Myra Lipinsky has endured the isolation of her middle life by doting on her dog, Frank, and immersing herself in her career as a visiting nurse. Myra considers herself reasonably content, telling herself, "It's enough, work and Frank." And it has been enough -- until Chip Reardon, the too-good-to-be-true golden boy she adored from afar, is assigned to be her new patient. Choosing to forgo invasive treatment for an incurable illness, Chip has returned from Manhattan to the New England home of his childhood to spend what time he has left. Now, Myra and Chip find themselves engaged in a poingnant redefinition of roles, and a complicated dance of memory, ambivalence, and longing.


From the author whose work "The New Yorker" calls "strong" and "timeless" comes a wry and beautifully distilled portrait of one woman's resilience in the face of loneliness, and of a union that transcends life's most unexpected and challenging circumstances. With effortless warmth, and loving respect for characters that defies easy sentiment, "Never Change" melds the emotional depth and gentle intensity of poetry with the rich satisfactions of finely wrought fiction.

Title: NEVER CHANGE

Author Name: BERG, ELIZABETH

Categories: Literature, Fiction, Short Story Collections and Author Bios,

ISBN Number: 0743411323

ISBN Number 13: 9780743411325

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 223288

Description: VG/VG HB IN DJ SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE [BERG, ELIZABETH]

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