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New Release+Review: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

The Story of Arthur Truluv: A Novel by [Berg, Elizabeth]



For the past six months, Arthur Moses’s 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 Arthur—a gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls. Moved by Arthur’s kindness and devotion, Maddy gives him the nickname “Truluv.” As Arthur’s 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.

Everyone needs someone like Arthur Truluv in their life! . This trio are all on different walks of life and though they come together under strained circumstances it all makes sense. Family isn't just blood its what you make it and the people who are there for you when you need them the most. Arthur, Maddy and Lucille sucked me into their unconventional family and didn’t let me go until the very end. I love them separately and all together. They each learned from each other and I loved the support they gave each other and how they accepted one another quirks and all. I honestly can’t even write a review to give this book justice. I loved the characters, the message and the overall feeling after I finished reading this story. I’ve never read or heard of this author before until now and she has managed to suck me in with her way of words. This story tugged at my heartstrings and I had tears in my eyes when I finished.  This is one story that I won’t forget anytime soon and will definitely be listed as one of my top reads of 2017.

5 Book Corner Stars 

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