The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood (1954)
The Berlin Stories are actually two novels (The Last of Mr. Norris and Goodbye to Berlin) about an expatriate Brit living in pre-World War II Berlin. Goodbye to Berlin became the basis for the 1972 musical Cabaret.
The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted and Other Small Acts of Liberation by Elizabeth Berg (2008)
This collection of short stories deals with women taking chances at all stage of their lives. Some of the stories will have you howling with laughter; others will bring you to tears, but all feature characters and writing that will find a place in your heart.
Today’s the day! Call the Downers Grove Public Library at 630-960-1200 to reserve your tickets for An Evening with Elizabeth Berg on Thursday, May 8. Listen to the author talk about her inspiration for Dream When You’re Feeling Blue, the research, and the response. Berg will read an excerpt, answer questions, and sign books.