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ISBN:
1568954883
ISBN13:
978-1568954882
Author:
Elizabeth Berg
Publisher:
Wheeler Pub Inc (October 1, 1997)
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200 pages
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1403 kb
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1633 kb
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4.8

Home Elizabeth Berg Joy School. If you remember the heart-slamming intensity of your own first love, Joy School will recall the pain and exhilaration that intersect when that love is unrequited.

Home Elizabeth Berg Joy School. Berg’s peripheral characters are a treat: Vivid and quirky, they do more than fill in the background. These are people who encourage the reader to imagine what their own stories would be. -St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Growing up is hurtful, humorous, petty, and very, very serious. Berg has beautifully wrought this stage of life in her witty, warm way. Like every other Berg novel, Joy School is a joy to read. The Orlando Sentinel.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In this exquisite new novel by bestselling writer Elizabeth Berg, a young woman falls in love - and learns how sorrow can lead to an understanding of joy. Katie.

Joy School illuminates, too, how the things that hurt the most can sometimes teach us the lessons that really matter

Joy School illuminates, too, how the things that hurt the most can sometimes teach us the lessons that really matter. About Durable Goods, Elizabeth Berg's first novel, Andre Dubus said, "Elizabeth Berg writes with humor and a big heart about resilience, loneliness, love and hope. And the transcendence that redeems. The same will be said of Joy School, Elizabeth Berg's most luminous novel to date.

As she has demonstrated in previous books, Berg can conjure character with a minimum of words and a rainbow of nuance.

Ships from and sold by StrawberrySales. Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). As she has demonstrated in previous books, Berg can conjure character with a minimum of words and a rainbow of nuance. The reader misses Katie the instant the book ends.

This is BABY work! One leads to two leads to three! What is the problem with this problem? What do you not understand?. He is so genuinely amazed. Like a star has landed in his lap. He is so genuinely amazed ig fat eyeballs, looking out at us. And wounded, too. He looks at us like we have broken his heart. What do you not understand?. Well, just the par. thin. .I don’t understand one thing you just said.

Elizabeth Berg (author). Berg at a book signing. The three novels Durable Goods, Joy School, and True to Form form a trilogy about the 12-year-old Katie Nash, in part based on the author's own experience as a daughter in a military family. 1948-12-02) December 2, 1948 (age 71) Saint Paul, Minnesota. Most recently, her essay "The Pretend Knitter" appears in the anthology Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting, published by W. W. Norton & Company in November 2013. Family traditions: celebrations for holidays and everyday (1992), illustrations by Robert Roth.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. In this exquisite new novel by bestselling writer Elizabeth Berg, a young woman falls in love - and learns how sorrow can lead to an understanding of jo. atie, the narrator, has relocated to Missouri with her . atie, the narrator, has relocated to Missouri with her distant, occasionally abusive father, and she feels very much alone: her much-loved mother is dead; her new school is unaccepting of her; and her only friends fall far short of being ideal companions. When she accidentally falls through the ice while skating, she meets Jimmy. He is handsome, far older than she, and married, but she is entranced

Thirteen-year-old Katie is new to her Missouri town, living alone with. Joy School is a follow-up to Elizabeth Berg’s debut novel, Durable Goods, where we were introduced to main character Katie at twelve years of age. Although I enjoyed the first book, in Joy School there are more conflicts, beautifully layered together. At its heart though, this book, set in the 1950’s, is a story of first love. Now thirteen, Katie meets and falls for 23-year-old shiver-handsome Jimmy, who works in a garage, is married, and has a child.

In this warm and engaging novel, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg revisits the heroine she so lovingly brought to life in Durable Goods and Joy School

In this warm and engaging novel, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg revisits the heroine she so lovingly brought to life in Durable Goods and Joy School. It is 1961, and thirteen-year-old Katie is facing a summer full of conflict.

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A lonely thirteen-year-old girl moves to Missouri with her distant and occasionally abusive father and falls in love with an older--and married--gasoline station attendant, an affair that teaches her some hard-won lessons
Reviews:
  • Peles
It's so hard to be a teenage girl! But in the hands of author Elizabeth Berg, the experiences of 13-year-old Katie Nash are rich with joy and sorrow, despair and hope and love and friendship. This is the second of a three-part series (the first of which is "Durable Goods" and the second of which is "True to Form"). It's the early 1960s. Katie, who is an Army brat, has moved with her father from Texas to Missouri where she is in ninth grade. If you've ever been the "new kid" in school, you will relate to this book. With wit and charm, Berg brings to life Katie's voice in a timeless way that will remind every grown woman of what it was like to fall in love, make friends and find her way in what can be a scary world. Bonus: This book will make you laugh out loud!
  • Naa
I really enjoyed this book. I think I liked it even more than Durable Goods. Katie is now 13 years old and has moved to a new town (again). She struggles to make real friends at her new school and connects with a girl who forces her to question her own morals. She falls in love with a much older man and the tale of her unrequited love is actually very gentle and endearing. Jimmy has a wonderful soft, sensitive personality. I love his character. I'm anxious to see how Katie's father evolves in the next book. I also hope to see more of Diane.

In terms of writing style, Elizabeth Berg does a fantastic job of portraying the thoughts and feelings of a 13 year old girl. I often found myself laughing out loud at the analogies that Katie uses throughout the story. Her descriptions of things are hilarious and so accurate for her age that it brings me back to when I was a teenager. I especially loved her blunt, outrageous comments to her teachers. Sometimes I found myself reading back over paragraphs just to hear her humor one more time. Loved it! On to True to Form...
  • Xurad
JOY SCHOOL is about 13 year old Katie who is adjusting to a new town, a new school, and trying to make new friends at that awkward time of life when everyone your age is trying to fit in and be one of the "in crowd". Katie misses her best friend Cherylanne, who sends katie letters from time to time, explaining how she is too busy to write because of social commitments such as the prom, boyfriends and school. While Cherylanne is the popular girl in school, Katie is trying to get noticed and is desperate to make just ONE friend.
Katie manages to latch on to a few misfits. Cynthia is another misfit who lives with a mother who is obsessive and a grandmother who is a little off the deep end and only speaks in Italian. Katie doesnt' really like cynthia too much, but finds the grandmother a hoot.
Another new friend of Katie's is an up and coming model named Taylor whose hobby is shoplifting. Taylor sets katie up on a date, which turns out to be a disaster.
Katie also experiences her first crush on another new found friend, Jimmy. Jimmy works for the local gas station and is 23 years old. Although he's married, Katie imagines herself dating him and they soon develop a close friendship.
Life couldn't be more complicated, until katie finds out her housekeeper is in love with her father! what more could go wrong?
I enjoyed Joy School. Elizabeth Berg is becoming one of my favorite writers. Her characters are always people you wouldn't mind meeting,and you find yourself caring about them. I thought the book was too short, and wouldn't mind reading a sequel.
  • Nawenadet
First of all, the marketing of this book made a serious error. The cover of the book does not reflect the fact that this is the sequel to _Durable Goods_. I read _Durable Goods_ many months ago and I bought this book much later. After reading _Joy School_ I still did not make the connection that this was the sequel. Tonight, I read comments of other readers in preparation for writing a reader's review. I discovered to my dismay that I missed a very important fact that this indeed was the sequel! I then closely examined the book and the editorial comments, but no where was a reference to _Joy School_ being the sequel to _Durable Goods._ I felt cheated, as I would have pulled out _Durable Goods_ and reviewed it quickly so as to make the _Joy School_ a more pleasurable experience.
However, I must admit that the book stood well enough on it's own.
It is a subtle coming of age story of a young preteen faced with a disfunctional family life and the uncertainty of being constantly relocated due to her father being in the service. She falls in love with a man too old for her and is challenged by some neighborhood bullies that leave disgustingly rude notes in the bushes in front of her bedroom. Like a ship trying to find a port in a storm, she is challenged by the friends she meets and heart broken by the problems her family faces.
Hopefully, other readers will catch on quicker than I did and make the connection between the two books.