Follow one woman’s inspiring journey in this heartwarming story by the New York Times bestselling author of The Story of Arthur Truluv and Night of Miracles.
How often have you wanted to drop everything and just go? Well, this is exactly what Nan does one day: gets into her car and drives across the country, letting go of her daily troubles and embarking on a trip of self-discovery.
For Nan, a mid-life crisis becomes a mid-life opportunity: an opportunity to put herself first. Through conversations with people she meets, letters to her husband, and her diary entries, Nan walks along a path of self-care, mindfulness, and positivity that can reawaken and lift her spirit, as well as transform herself into the woman she wants to be.
Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Story of Arthur Truluv, Open House (an Oprah’s Book Club selection), Talk Before Sleep, and The Year of Pleasures, as well as the short story collection The Day I… More about Elizabeth Berg
“Not a novel about a woman leaving home, but…a human being finding her way back.”—Chicago Tribune
“Measured, delicate, and impossible to walk away from.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Turning 50 seems to turn women crazy. When Nan hits this mark, she hits the road, leaving behind her home and husband. Driving west from Boston, she consults only her own pleasure. And while this sounds easy, it is often arduous for Nan, who can hardly remember what her own pleasure is…The Pull of the Moon is upbeat from beginning to end.”—Boston Sunday Globe
“Breathtaking…[Berg] writes with wry wit and aching lyricism, painting her characters as vividly as anyone writing today.”—Charlotte Observer
“Reading The Pull of the Moon is like sitting down for a long, satisfying chat with a best girlfriend…. [It] pleasantly encourages readers to recover a little life-embracing enthusiasm themselves.”—Orlando Sentinel
“When was the last time you thought about running away?…In The Pull of the Moon, Berg shares her strength, the wonderful widening of her soul so that we, too, can take the journey in the ease of our chair.”—Greensboro News & Record
“Berg’s gift as a storyteller lies most powerfully in her ability to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, the remarkable in the everyday.”—The Boston Globe