The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 2:37pm -- JGranatino

Every day Arthur visits his wife Nola’s grave, bringing his sandwich as if they’re just out having lunch together. On the way he stops at different headstones, reading the epitaphs and imagining the lives of the people buried there. One day he notices a teenage girl with a nose ring hanging around the cemetery during school hours. He calls to her but she leaves quickly. Days later she is back, this time coming over to share Arthur’s lunch. Thus the beginning of an unlikely friendship. The lonely girl’s mother died when she was just a baby and her distant father doesn’t know how to deal with her anymore. Lucille is Arthur’s neighbor, just recovering from heartbreak, a bit nosy but a terrific baker. Before long Lucille and Maddy find themselves moving into Arthur’s home, creating an unlikely family. A novel with great humor and heart that will appeal to readers who loved A Man Called Ove.   

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