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...


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...


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 ★★☆☆☆

June 22, 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...


Fictionophile rated it ★★★★★

September 10, 2017

Not since "A man called Ove" have I been so charmed by a book.  "The story of Arthur Truluv" is one of those novels that give you a book hangover (you don't want to start another book because you are still living in that book's world.) "He's an old man living an old man's life" Arthur Moses is an e...


Cheryl rated it ★★★★★

April 26, 2017

Mandy is a high school senior whose mother has died. She now feels estranged from her withdrawn father. Bullied and ostracized by her classmates, she often seeks refuge at the town cemetery where she takes photographs and relishes the peace she finds there. Arthur is an elderly widower whose life...





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