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SAY WHEN

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Say When

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Elizabeth Berg
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B

Berg’s cautionary tale of a failing marriage follows Frank Griffin, a suburban Chicago businessman whose comfy life unravels when his wife, Ellen, reveals she’s having an affair. His struggle to reconcile with her teaches nothing more than the age-old relationship maxims that love is work and communication is key. But the Oprah-approved author’s finely tuned characterizations of baffled Frank and socially inept Ellen are ultimately devastating — as well as edifying in a Dr. Phil sort of way.