When Elizabeth Berg sat down to begin her latest book, she found herself in every writer’s worst nightmare: She was blocked. The author of over 20 books, including “Talk Before Sleep,” “Open House” and “The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted” couldn’t come up with a story.
Yes,“Terminator Salvation” is a high-adrenaline action-adventure film with robots, car chases and — of course — gargantuan explosions. But at the core of this sci-fi flick is a surprising hope for the resilience of what makes us human: our souls. Yet “Terminator Salvation” is also a visceral tale of humanity.
When she was 19, Philadelphia singer/songwriter Melody Gardot was involved in an accident that damaged both her body and her brain. A car struck her as she was riding her bicycle, although she can’t remember why or where she was pedaling to. The accident left her with a fractured pelvis and damaged her spine.