SAY WHEN (Summer 2003) Berg's cautionary tale of a failing marriage follows Frank Griffin, a suburban Chicago businessman whose comfy life unravels when his wife, Ellen, reveals she's having… Fiction
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SAY WHEN (Summer 2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Writer: Elizabeth Berg; Genre: Fiction

Berg's cautionary tale of a failing marriage follows Frank Griffin, a suburban Chicago businessman whose comfy life unravels when his wife, Ellen, reveals she's having an affair. His struggle to reconcile with her teaches nothing more than the age-old relationship maxims that love is work and communication is key. But the Oprah-approved author's finely tuned characterizations of baffled Frank and socially inept Ellen are ultimately devastating -- as well as edifying in a Dr. Phil sort of way.

Originally posted Jun 06, 2003 Published in issue #713 Jun 06, 2003 Order article reprints