An Odd Group of People Comes Together to Become a Family
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For a while there I read every book Elizabeth Berg wrote and then somehow, I stopped. But then my daughter handed me a copy of The Story of Arthur Truluv and told me to read it, so I did. Actually, I gobbled it up! This is one of those stories where an odd group of people comes together to become a family.
Arthur Moses is the main character. He is 85 years old. He sorely misses his recently deceased wife, Nola. He visits her every day at the cemetery and that is where he meets Maddy Harris. Maddy is a teenage girl who is an outcast at school for who-knows-what-reason. Can it really be that she is scorned because she is motherless, having lost her mom when she was a baby? Beyond grief at school, her home life is unhappy as she endures a father who has never recovered from the loss of that wife/mother. The final player in this tale is Lucille, the never married elderly lady who lives across the street from Arthur, who finally gets her chance at happily-ever-after! But then…oh my…how sad. Arthur pulls her back from the brink, as he does Maddy, and together the three of them show us what Truluv is all about.
Note: This book was so wonderful, Elizabeth Berg wrote two more in what is now a series of books all set in Mason, Missouri. See my reviews. Mason #2 is called Night of Miracles. Mason #3 is called The Confession Club.
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