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Author: Elizabeth Berg
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Sometimes life is so hard and then, bingo, it's like happiness is pushing at your back, waiting to come out of your front ..." 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,
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Berg, Elizabeth.
Durable goods.
New York : Random House, c1993
(OCoLC)607888812
Online version:
Berg, Elizabeth.
Durable goods.
New York : Random House, c1993
(OCoLC)621925934
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Berg
ISBN: 0679422080 9780679422082
OCLC Number: 26395698
Notes: Sequel: Joy school.
About the author: Elizabeth Berg is the author of twelve novels, including her newest work, The Art of Mending, the New York Times bestsellers Say When, True to Form, Never Change, and Open House, which was an Oprah's Book Club Selection in 2000. Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year, and Talk Before Sleep was short-listed for the ABBY award in 1996. The winner of the 1997 New England Booksellers Award for her body of work, she is also the author of a nonfiction work, Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True. She lives in Chicago.
Target Audience: Lexiile: 620.
Description: 192 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Berg.
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"Sometimes life is so hard and then, bingo, it's like happiness is pushing at your back, waiting to come out of your front ..." 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 been struggling to understand their distant, often violent father. 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.

About Durable Goods Christopher Tilghman has said, "Elizabeth Berg's prose and passion come at us with all the deceptive strength of her heroine." 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 reminds us of how wonderful, and wounding, a deeper understanding of life can be.

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