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Elizabeth Berg
Though Elizabeth Berg has loved writing ever since she could hold a pencil, when American Girl magazine rejected her first poetic submission at 9 years old, it took 25 years for her to try again. A consistent New York Times best-seller, Berg received the New England Booksellers Award for her body of work in 1997 and her novel, Open House was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in 2000. She has also been honored for her efforts to raise awareness for breast cancer. Living outside of Chicago with her dog, Homer, Berg has said she dreams of living on a hobby farm with lots of animals, including a chicken.

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