Never Change

Product Number: EB00581937
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743421805
Publisher: Atria Books
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Description

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.

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Author(s): Elizabeth Berg
Original Publish Date: Aug 26, 2001

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Author(s): Elizabeth Berg
Narrator(s): Suzanne Toren
Product Number C1883
Released: Oct 22, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402534775
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Author(s): Elizabeth Berg
Narrator(s): Suzanne Toren
Product Number Z10285
Released: Nov 19, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490660516

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