Durable Goods

Durable Goods On the hot Texas army base she calls home Katie spends the lazy days of her summer waiting waiting to grow up waiting for Dickie Mack to fall in love with her waiting for her breasts to blossom waiti

  • Title: Durable Goods
  • Author: Elizabeth Berg
  • ISBN: 9780812968149
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Paperback
  • On the hot Texas army base she calls home, Katie spends the lazy days of her summer waiting waiting to grow up waiting for Dickie Mack to fall in love with her waiting for her breasts to blossom waiting for the beatings to stop Since their mother died, Katie and her older sister, Diane, have struggled to understand their increasingly distant, often violent father WhiOn the hot Texas army base she calls home, Katie spends the lazy days of her summer waiting waiting to grow up waiting for Dickie Mack to fall in love with her waiting for her breasts to blossom waiting for the beatings to stop Since their mother died, Katie and her older sister, Diane, have struggled to understand their increasingly distant, often violent father While Diane escapes into the arms of her boyfriend, Katie hides in her room or escapes to her best friend s house until Katie s admiration for her strong willed sister leads her on an adventure that transforms her life Written with an unerring ability to capture the sadness of growth, the pain of change, the nearly visible vibrations that connect people, this beautiful novel by the bestselling author of Open House reminds us how wonderful and wounding a deeper understanding of life can be.

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    1. Elizabeth Berg

      Elizabeth Berg is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including We Are All Welcome Here, The Year of Pleasures, The Art of Mending, Say When, True to Form, Never Change, and Open House, which was an Oprah s Book Club selection in 2000 Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year, and Talk Before Sleep was short listed for the ABBY Award in 1996 The winner of the 1997 New England Booksellers Award for her body of work, Elizabeth Berg is also the author of a nonfiction work, Escaping into the Open The Art of Writing True She lives in Chicago.

    611 thoughts on “Durable Goods”

    1. I read this quite awhile ago when I was on an Elizabeth Berg binge. I checked out every book of hers from the library and went to town. I love her books. TALK BEFORE SLEEP is one of my very favorite books. So many stick out for me but I really liked this one. Although like most of her books, it was very emotional. I have been meaning to read the other book(s) in this series for a long time. At just over 200 pages it's a very quick read. A wonderful coming of age story that is apparently loosely [...]


    2. I adore anything and everything written by Elizabeth Berg. She puts words to feelings, creating a tangible description of what we feel at so many times in our lives. This book so sweetly describes a time of change, most of it unwelcome, in the life of a young girl in the south. Follow up with Joy School as it takes the story further. Elizabeth Berg is a remarkable author! I hope you'll love her works as much as I do!


    3. It’s rare that a movie sequel surpasses the original. Off the top of my head, I can only think of Terminator 2 and Before Sunset. It’s even rarer that a book sequel is better than the original because I think most authors pour most of their creativity into the first one and then half-ass the others. Or am I just being cynical? Anyway, I prefer Joy School, the second book in this series. I read it first and loved it without realizing it was a sequel. The writing was so sweet and fresh and lyr [...]


    4. This author has a real talent for rendering the small details of girlhood. The first in a series of novels focusing on the same character (the others are Joy School and True to Form), Durable Goods introduces Katie, an army brat growing up in TX. Her mother has recently passed away, her father is cold and occasionally abusive, and her sister is itching to get out of town and away from their dad. Yet, for me, the heart of the book is not the family drama, but the spot-on descriptions of the munda [...]


    5. Just under 200 pages, this book is delicious. It's a semi-autobiographical book based loosely on her dad and in Berg's words, she said she wanted to write about what is was like being an army brat. She said she learned alot of what her feelings for her father were when writing this book.The book is told from a 12 year old girl's perspective. It was a one sitting book for me. I couldn't put it down. The words on the pages were so lovely. I wanted more. Berg has such a way with words. Love her wri [...]


    6. There were times when I liked her writing style- I loved the way she described things sometimes- my senses were awakened and I could almost touch, see, hear, taste, and smell with Katie- but the story seemed unfinished somehow- like there was something missing or something not saidI don't know how to describe it except an elephant in the room feeling the whole time I was reading. It just felt like the author was meandering around sometimes- I don't know if there was a point or not- the story fee [...]


    7. I believe this was Elizabeth Berg's first novel. In very spare, beautiful prose, she tells the story through the eyes of twelve-year-old Katie. Katie's mother has recently died of cancer. Katie is left to navigate the moods of her distant and sometimes abusive father, while at the same time adolescing, trying to figure out how to become a young woman and fit in with her peers. Berg does a wonderful job of expressing Katie's feelings and worries, as well as her wishful thinking that her mother is [...]


    8. One of the best books I've read in a long time. Berg's tone is precise and she handles a difficult topic with grace and compassion, never veering toward the maudlin. If someone asked me for an example of fine, clear, deft writing that is never self-conscious, I would hold up this book and wave it around madly. Off to read more Elizabeth Berg.


    9. I loved this book. I love stories about family. I read this in one day. Then I read it again the next day.


    10. I read Durable Goods after reading its sequel Joy School. I just love the narrator and main character Katie; such an authentic voice of a 12-year-old girl growing up in the time of transistor radios and drive-in movies and muscle cars. I find it relaxing the way the author shows the time and place of the novel - there are no computers or cell phones or DVD's - by using the "technology" that was there at the time. I hear "transistor radio" and I remember the radio we had with the leather cover wi [...]


    11. I like Elizabeth Berg's style of writing but I can't stand the way she finishes, or should I say doesn't finish, her novels. This is the third book of her's that I have read but I find I am disappointed that these stories don't have better endings. She seems to like to leave the reader hanging in mid air. I kind of feel like she ran out of ideas or just decided she was done. He books are easy to read and her characters draw you in but then you are left wondering, and I don't mean in a good way. [...]


    12. Another late to the party book. Picked it off of my library staff pick shelf. I see now it's first in a series, that Berg's main character was so loved that fans asked for more, and that Berg feels this is her best book. It is a sweet summer read, with lovely writing and some quietly profound ideas. The plot's been done (daughter in rural Texas with abusive father), but Berg's insights and prose make this worth reading. Loved her sentiment at the end, that her abusive father was "only what I was [...]



    13. This was a really quick read, although it helped that I read a bunch of it on the beach before I could put it on here. So it probably was more like 4 days to read.I've read other Elizabeth Berg books and seen the author speak several times so I really wanted to read her first published book. It was good, but not one of my favorites. It's interesting to look at an author's first work and see how far he/she has come. Her writing was good in 1993 but has become more rich and developed in her later [...]


    14. durable goods is about a girl who is growing up beside her sister and father. Her mom died some time ago and her father works for the military; he is very strict. This girl can't do anything she wants because her father is always after them and looking what their doing. They can barely talk to him because if they say something wrong he beats them up or talks to them really bad. She wants a boyfriend and is in love with her sister's boyfriend. Her sister is always sneaking out but never gets caug [...]


    15. Berg's narrative voice is so perfect and expressive. The oddity of the characters is described with exquisite pathos. It moved me to read in the questions and answers how she says that her stories are most often about compassion and friendship. I had the marvelous fortune of meeting her briefly at a book fair earlier this month and I have her autograph in my brand new copy of "Tapestry of Fortunes." Parts of Katie's story, like the slightly perverse influence Cherylanne has over her, disturb me, [...]


    16. I loved this book. Great writing, enviable talent. I will read more of her books. In Durable Goods, twelve-year-old Katie’s mother has died, and we meet Katie when she’s hiding under her bed to avoid the wrath of her father. As an Army kid, moving around constantly, Katie has unique insights on saying goodbye to friends and a home she just started feeling comfortable in. Her friend Cherylanne, who is obsessed with fashion magazine’s tips for looking good, is a fun supporting character—ti [...]


    17. The voice of the precocious 12 year old narrator is "spot on." She loved and admired her older sister and longed for her life to change. She was longing to grow up. At some points the tone reminded me of "I Am 16 Going on 17." Katie's mother had died that year. As most of you know, I'm a sucker for "dead parents" stories. Elizabeth Berg is able to give voice to the inexpressible and that is what I love about her writing. This is not a sad story; it just brought me back to when I was 12.


    18. Elizabeth Berg's first novel and my favorite book. The heroine, 12-year-old Katie Nash, who lives on an army base with her strict father and older sister, has a uniquely compelling voice. She narrates the story in a conversational tone, sharing her hopes and dreams as well as her fears as she tries to adjust to life without her mother, who has recently died. Katie also appears in Joy School and True to Form.


    19. Durable goods was a good (nor wonderful) and insightful book that I read in 1 sitting. The chapters are short and engaging which made me keeping at it. Overall the story was good and even though the heroine was 12 years old I could relate to some aspects of her inner life. I might continue the series. 3.5 stars


    20. I really liked the spunky young narrator in this book. Berg created a distinctive character in Katie, but the 12 year old voice seemed authentic. A great period piece: something about the time/place (late 1950s? on an army base in Texas)really suited the pivotal moment between childhood and adolescence.Berg's writing is particularly poetic, yet simple, in this novel.


    21. I’ve read a number of Elizabeth Berg’s books and one of my favourites is True to Form. I read it in 2012 but somehow it totally escaped me that it was the third book in a trilogy. Obviously it worked well as a stand-alone novel. I very belatedly realized last week, five years after the fact, that there were two more books in the set. Bonus! I immediately got my hands on the first one (Durable Goods), and have the second one sitting on the coffee table, just waiting for me.This first book int [...]


    22. The book started off with Katie making the toilet overflow and then hiding under the bed while her dad screamed at Diane and slapped her. The book at first I was questioning why their dad was so abusive and why they didn't speak up to anyone about the abuse. Diane was very edgy and risky and a rebel. She seemed like the complete opposite of her boyfriend dickie who was so nice and actually talked to Katie. I liked how close Cherlayne and Katie were at home how Cheryl taught Katie about growing u [...]


    23. Oh, the angst of growing up female! No matter how much things change, one thing stays the same: Being a 12-year-old girl is rife with the chaos of feelings. Author Elizabeth Berg tells the story of Katie Nash, who is on the cusp of adolescence, in such a compassionate and authentic way that every woman will recall that tender and emotionally-filled time of life. Living in the early 1960s on an Army base in Texas, Katie has an 18-year-old sister, a mother who has recently died of cancer and an Ar [...]


    24. This book is reminiscent of a more mature "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret." Lonely, sad, and confused 12 year old Katie is navigating her new developing world with a dead mother, a semi absent older sister, and an abusive father. With only one real friend who is selfish, at best, Katie often wrestles her demons writing her own poetry, trying to imagine her dead mother, and fantasizing about a future where she can control what happens. Living on an army base and constantly moving, nothing st [...]


    25. I read this for a book club pick, and wouldn’t have chosen it on my own The characters all seem to struggle with a ton of self-doubt and don’t realize it. The book is written from a 12-year-old’s perspective, in a run-on sentence journal fashion. The book was ultimately a downer. I realize it would have been a tough life for Katie, the main character, to live with her sister and Dickie in Mexico, but I worry for her living with her abusive father. I’m just a bit ticked off at the story a [...]


    26. I liked this book. It was an easy quick read and author admits it was also a quick write and it shows. Unfortunately, I didn't feel like I got to know the characters very well and didn't get a real sense of the setting. It was like talking to "someone I didn't know" in a place "I've never been". A lot of random remembrances with little significance to the story as a whole. I have already forgotten most of the book But, then maybe that was the point?


    27. Katie is 12 years old and living on an army base in Texas with her sister, her often unhinged father and the memories of her deceased mother set in what I would guess is the fifties or early sixties. Katie shares with us her feelings about her family, the loss of her mother, boys, friends and puberty. It is a terrific young adult story. I didn't realize that it was the first in a series. I'm curious about what happens next so I'll need to find #2.


    28. I should have thrown this one to the DNF pile but I just felt something epic was going to happen.Epic junk - sorry I hate being mean. That's just the way I feel about this book.Cherylanne just made me want to rip my eyeballs out. Katie was just filler and she is the main character. Maybe the rest of the series is great but I fear I'll lose more brain cells and time, so I'll pass.The book drags and then just ends in the middle of nothing. My 9 year old writes more complete stories.


    29. This was the first book I've read by Elizabeth Berg but for me it was hard to follow the choppy thoughts and make believe stories/thoughts of the young girl. There were so many details mentioned throughout the book that you would expect to be relevant enough to elaborate on later in the book but that wasn't the case.


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