Durable Goods

Durable Goods

Book - 1993
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In the sweltering heat of a Southwestern summer, on a small army base in rural Texas, Katie waits impatiently for her life to change. Though battered by the recent death of her mother, her spirit remains miraculously stong. She is filled with longings: for a boy to fall in love with her the way Dickie Mac has fallen for her sister; for her father to stop hitting her; for her life to become less uncertain. And she knows that day is coming soon."Durable Goods is a poignant and enduring novel by Elizabeth Berg -- author of the "New York Times bestseller "Talk Before Sleep and "Joy School -- a masterful work that gently captures the subtle nuances of childhood's end...and the pain, sorrow and stirring hope of inevitable transformation.
Publisher: New York : Avon, 1993.
ISBN: 9780380723089
0380723085
Characteristics: 192 p. ;,21 cm.

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Einer2
May 02, 2019

I'm an Elizabeth Berg fan. The voices of her characters ring so true and touch the heart. I happened to read the squeal to this story before this one but with her great story telling ability it really didn't matter. The last in the series True to Form is on request!

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JILLYJELLY
Jun 06, 2016

Such a great read. Brings back childhood memories.

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janetplanet9
Aug 03, 2012

Katie, the narrator, sounds like what Junie B. Jones might sound like at age 12. Funny and poignant; if you are a female who grew up during the 1950's, you lived at least some of this.

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