The Story of Arthur Truluv

The Story of Arthur Truluv

by Elizabeth Berg

Overview: For the past six months, Arthur Mosesís days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. The last thing Arthur would imagine is for one unlikely encounter to utterly transform his life.

Eighteen-year-old Maddy Harris is an introspective girl who visits the cemetery to escape the other kids at school. One afternoon she joins Arthuróa gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls. Moved by Arthurís kindness and devotion, Maddy gives him the nickname ďTruluv.Ē As Arthurís neighbor Lucille moves into their orbit, the unlikely trio band together and, through heartache and hardships, help one another rediscover their own potential to start anew.

Wonderfully written and full of profound observations about life, The Story of Arthur Truluv is a beautiful and moving novel of compassion in the face of loss, of the small acts that turn friends into family, and of the possibilities to achieve happiness at any age.

Faith Bowers (01/30/19): The Story of Arthur Truluv and Night of Miracles can go together or stand alone. I decided to read them in the correct order starting with The Story of Arthur Truluv. This is about three people grieving, Sad Maddy Harris, newly widowed Arthur Moses and Lucille his next door neighbor. The first two characters are well developed in this novel as they are only a slight part of Night of Miracles. Widower Arthurís true kindness after a life time with his wife gives us hope that with age becomes wisdom. That may not always be the case in real life but I find Bergís novels to be sweet and very easy to read.
Rating: ***

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