The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

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A moving novel about three people who find their way back from loss and loneliness to a different kind of happiness. Arthur, a widow, meets Maddy, a troubled teenage girl who is avoiding school by hiding out at the cemetery, where Arthur goes every day for lunch to have imaginary conversations with his late wife, and think about the lives of others. The two strike up a friendship that draws them out of isolation. Maddy gives Arthur the name Truluv, for his loving and positive responses to every outrageous thing she says or does. With Arthur’s nosy neighbor Lucille, they create a loving and unconventional family, proving that life’s most precious moments are sweeter when shared.



Title : The Story of Arthur Truluv
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ISBN : 1400069904
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240 pages


Reviews


Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

April 10, 2017

3.5 It is hard not to absolutely adore Arthur, an 82 year old gentlemen. He misses his wife terribly, she passed on the year before ands everyday he goes to the cemetery, taking his lunch and lawn chair, to spend time by her grave. This is where he meets Maddy, 17, doesn't seem to fit in anywhere...


Karen❄️ rated it ★★★★☆

June 06, 2017

There are three people who this story is about. Arthur Moses (Truluv), a sweet widower, 85 yrs old. Maddy, a 17 yr old senior in high school, lost her mother to a car accident shortly after her birth, very unpopular at school, a loner. Lucille, an elderly neighbor of Arthur's that has never been mar...


Angela M rated it ★★★★☆

April 19, 2017

It's sweet, predictably sad yet uplifting , maybe a little sappy , and I loved reading it ! Nothing earth shattering happens except in the small world of eighty five year Arthur who has lost his wife and seventeen year old Maddy who lost her mother at birth and loses her father to his grief. They...


Liz rated it ★★★★★

November 11, 2017

Every now and then I need to take a break from the mysteries and find something that reminds me how sweet life can be. This book fits the bill. Arthur is an 85 year old widow who visits his wife’s cemetery plot every day for lunch. There, he meets Maddy, a 17 year old who is unpopular and doesn’t...


Esil rated it ★★★★☆

July 16, 2017

A high 4 stars! I so enjoyed reading The Story of Arthur Truluv. It's a short snapshot of what one hopes the world can be like for lonely people who find their way to each other. Arthur is an octogenarian who has lunch at his wife's grave every day. Maddie is an almost 18 year old lost soul who s...


Debra rated it ★★★★☆

November 22, 2017

"What is it that makes a family? Certainly no document does, no legal pronouncement or accident of birth. No, real families come from choices we make about who we want to be bound to, and the ties to such families lie in our hearts." This is a book about three individuals who have relatively littl...


Shelby *trains flying monkeys* rated it ★★★☆☆

July 24, 2017

Arthur Moses misses his wife so badly that he goes to the cemetery every single day to have lunch with her. One day he spots a young girl there and the two of them become unlikely friends. Maddy is the young girl that has had a sorta bad life. Her mom died when Maddy was just a couple of weeks ol...


abby rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 21, 2017

This book makes overtures to the popular A Man Called Ove-- complete with childless widower, cat annoyance, bossy neighbor, and bittersweet life lessons learned all around-- but with a mere fraction of the charm. Arthur Moses visits his wife's grave every day. He doesn't have much human contact ou...


☮Karen rated it ★★★★★

July 19, 2017

Some of my greatest reading pleasures have come from Elizabeth Berg, so I was very happy to receive an uncorrected proof on Kindle of her latest offering from NetGalley and Random House. Now that I've finished, I wish I had the actual book so I could give it a big bear hug. I've never hugged my t...


Cheri rated it ★★★★☆

August 30, 2017

“We all know that something is eternal. And it ain’t houses and it ain’t names, and it ain’t earth, and it ain’t even the stars—everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings.” Thorton Wilder, Our Town It was six months ago, in November, th...





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