The Story of Arthur Truluv

Discussion on: 
12/10/2018 10:00 AM
Discussion on: 
12/10/2018 2:00 PM
Book by: 
Elizabeth Berg

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This charming story evokes just about every emotion - sadness, humor, pathos, joy. Arthur is in his 80's and has recently lost his wife. Lucille, next-door, is also an octogenarian who has found love, and Maddy is a teen nicknamed "Saddy" by her bullying classmates. Arthur brings his folding chair and lunch on a bus ride each day to sit in the cemetery to visit his wife's grave. There he meets Maddy,  who spends her lunch hours at the cemetery thinking of the mother she never knew. When Maddy hits a particularly rough patch in life, it's Arthur who her helps her through by allowing her to become his housekeeper in exchange for room and board. It isn't long until Louise moves in, too, and they form an unlikely trio of friends and allies.