Different on surface, alike at heart
Authors approach work in unique ways
Still life of two books "Second Nature" by Jacquelyn Mitchard and "Once Upon a Time, There Was You" by Elizabeth Berg (Bill Hogan, Chicago Tribune / September 1, 2011)
From "Once Upon a Time, There Was You"
By Elizabeth Berg
Random House, 304 pages, $26
When eighteen-year-old Sadie Marsh comes from California to visit her father in Minnesota, she sleeps in a bedroom decorated for her much younger self: a ruffled canopy bed, a white dresser with fairies painted on it, wallpaper with pink and white stripes, a bedside lamp with a wishing well base. Neither John nor his daughter has ever made a move to change one thing about that room; Sadie still sleeps under a pile of stuffed animals, the ones she left behind.
Author Talk details
Meet best-selling authors Elizabeth Berg and Jacquelyn Mitchard at Author Talks, hosted by Literary Editor Elizabeth Taylor. A book signing and meet-and-mingle reception will follow the conversation.
When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15
Where: Murphy Auditorium, 50 E. Erie St.
Tickets: $20, at TribNation.com/events