Book Reviews

The Last Time I Saw You

The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg is a shift from her previous books. We follow along as former classmates make decisions to attend or not attend their fortieth high school reunion. Some attend reluctantly, others hope for a second chance at connections and love.

Not much goes as planned. The surprises are unpredictable and there are happy-ever-afters.

Elizabeth Berg has this to say about The Last Time I Saw You:

“I write novels for different reasons. Sometimes it’s my attempt to understand a certain issue or point of view. Sometimes it’s to pay tribute to someone or some thing. Sometimes it’s to explore relationships. Sometimes it’s all of the above.

I also wanted to look at the nature of nostalgia. I wanted to show how sobering a realization it can be to understand that one is entering old age; and I also wanted to show the value of aging. I wanted to ponder the question of whether or not people can and do change. I wanted to suggest that, sometimes, meeting with people you knew at another time in your life can give you the wisdom and courage to make necessary changes in the life you are living now.”

Elizabeth succeeds in delving into complex issues with a deft touch capturing the essence of what it means to be human.

Writing Prompt:  The last time I saw . . .

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