What We Keep

What We Keep - Elizabeth Berg Elizabeth Berg captured the complexities of the mother/daughter relationship beautifully in this family tale of loss, regret, and redemption. I found myself equally frustrated and sympathetic for the mother in this story. The backdrop song could be the lyric by John Mayer: "Mothers be good to your daughters". Sometimes Mothers can be the hardest on their daughters, while at the same time daughters expect more from their mothers than anyone else.
Once again, Berg's writing is true to life, especially when it comes to the voice of the adolescent girl. I always find myself saying, "Yes, I feel that way too. So I'm not the only crazy one" when I read her writing.