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Dream when you're feeling blue : a novel

by Berg, Elizabeth.

Format: Large Print 2007
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 12 of 12 copies
Available (12)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Large Print Books LP BERG
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Large Print LP Fic Berg
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Large Print LP Ber
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CLP - Library for the Blind Large Print Books FICTION Berg, El CL 13036
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CLP - Library for the Blind Large Print Books FICTION Berg, El CL 13036
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Large Print LP FIC Berg
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Large Print LP FIC BER
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Large Print Fiction LP BERG Elizabeth
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Northern Tier Regional Library Large Print LP FIC BERG
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Penn Hills Library Large Print LP BER
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Shaler North Hills Library Large Print LARGE PRINT BERG
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Springdale Free Public Library Large Print LPF BERG
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Summary
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg takes us to Chicago at the time of World War II in this wonderful story about three sisters, their lively Irish family, and the men they love.
As the novel opens, Kitty and Louise Heaney say good-bye to their boyfriends Julian and Michael, who are going to fight overseas. On the domestic front, meat is rationed, children participate in metal drives, and Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller play songs that offer hope and lift spirits. And now the Heaney sisters sit at their kitchen table every evening to write letters-Louise to her fiance, Kitty to the man she wishes fervently would propose, and Tish to an ever-changing group of men she meets at USO dances. In the letters the sisters send and receive are intimate glimpses of life both on the battlefront and at home. For Kitty, a confident, headstrong young woman, the departure of her boyfriend and the lessons she learns about love, resilience, and war will bring a surprise and a secret, and will lead her to a radical action for those she loves. The lifelong consequences of the choices the Heaney sisters make are at the heart of this superb novel about the power of love and the enduring strength of family.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The best-selling, prolific Berg has reimagined the biblical story of Mary and Joseph in Nazareth in he Handmaid and the Carpenter (2006) and re-created the turbulent civil rights drama of 1960s Mississippi in We Are All Welcome Here (2005). She sets her latest in Chicago during World War II, featuring three Irish Catholic sisters--Kitty, Louise, and Tish Heaney. The novel opens as Kitty and Louise say good-bye to their boyfriends at Union Station as they head off to war. Over the next three years, the sisters--amid the usual sibling squabbles over borrowed clothes and makeup--learn what it means to sacrifice during wartime. Kitty takes on an exhausting job at Douglas Aircraft; Louise, deeply in love with her boyfriend, keeps her worries to herself while writing him upbeat letters full of the news of home; and Trish spends her weekends at USO dances, promising to write to every soldier she meets. Berg makes the most of her Chicago setting, working in references to iconic institutions such as the old Marshall Field's department store and the Palmer House hotel. She also deftly mixes up the tone, moving easily between the wry dialogue of the long-married Heaney parents and the sad and affecting letters from the soldiers at the front. Although a final plot twist may not be fully credible, it does little to detract from this affectionate tribute to the patriotic 1940s and the women of the Greatest Generation. --Joanne Wilkinson Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A Rita Hayworth look-alike and her sister keep the home fires burning for young men going off to fight WWII in Berg's nostalgic tale of wartime romance and family sacrifice. Hoping her boyfriend, Julian, will propose before shipping out to the Pacific, beautiful redhead Kitty Heaney discovers not only is she not engaged, but she's enlisted as the delivery person for her sister Louise's engagement ring from Michael, her boyfriend, who has departed for the European front. Distance makes Louise's and Michael's hearts grow fonder while Kitty discovers independence through her job at a bomber factory. As the months go by, Louise learns she is pregnant and Kitty meets an attractive soldier (one of many the girls encounter) at a USO dance. As the young soldiers offer a range of feelings about war from humor to anger, wonder to despair, Berg (We Are All Welcome Here; The Handmaid and the Carpenter; 2000 Oprah pick Open House) captures changing attitudes toward working women and single mothers in this sentimental celebration of a bygone era. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Sisters -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Publisher New York :Random House Large Print,2007
Edition 1st large print ed.
Other Titles Dream when you are feeling blue
Language English
Description 354 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780739327128
0739327127
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