The Story of Arthur Truluv

The Story of Arthur Truluv

A Novel

Large Print - 2017
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"Truluv is a moving novel about three people who have lost the person they love most, and must find their way back to happiness. Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetary, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur's nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living. Proving that life's most precious moments are sweeter when shared, they go from strangers, to friends, to an untraditional but loving family.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
Edition: First large print edition
ISBN: 9781524783037
Characteristics: 288 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
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Arthur meets Maddy when he’s visiting his dead wife in the cemetery; he eats lunch there every day. Maddy is a high school senior who’s got a hopeless crush on a jerk. Warm-hearted Arthur reaches out to Maddy in a totally open way, as Maddy’s parents seem uninvolved at best. The Story of Arthur T... Read More »

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Mar 19, 2018

This book was lovely. Arthur Truluv is a wonderful, sweet, and gentle man. It is such a gentle read.

Mar 18, 2018

Highly recommend this sweet, charming book. Great characters.

Feb 22, 2018

I love Truluv! Reminds me of Ove but only gentler and more loveable!

Feb 14, 2018

What makes a family? THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV answers this question in a heartwarming tale about an unlikely bond forged by Arthur and Lucille, 2 lonely octogenarians, and a troubled teenage girl. Author Elizabeth Berg has liberally sprinkled this story with gentle observations that recognize and celebrate the extraordinary in ordinary lives. In our current chaotic world I liken this short fiction to comfort food, a little sugary (like Lucille’s desserts), which can be easily digested in 2-3 sittings. And with “True Love” in the title it only seems fitting to recommend this gem of a book on Valentine’s Day.

Feb 13, 2018

Loved this book! Very touching without being smarmy. Great story.

Jan 26, 2018

Lump in my throat several times in this book. Its a charming story and very hard to not fall in love with Arthur Truluv. It is a story about Truluv!
But in all honesty don't think I'd read another one by same author :-)

Jan 21, 2018

If you haven't yet read this book, please do. It is an especially heartwarming story for precarious times.

Jan 16, 2018

If you're looking for a heart- warming story that might just bring a tear to your eye, then this is the one.

smc01 Jan 02, 2018

Such a lovely story. All I can say is that my heart was full when I read this book. A great choice for people who loved A Man Called Ove. Arthur is the opposite of Ove's curmudgeon - he is sweet, generous, loving and kind. But he has lost his wife and he builds a community of unlikely people who become his family. Elizabeth Berg's writing is effortless and full of memorable lessons. Readers of Our Souls at Night would also enjoy this one.

Nov 26, 2017

I enjoyed this book very much. It reminded me a lot of A Man Called Ove. At times it made me ache for family. That was hard.

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Feb 14, 2018

“What is it that makes a family? Certainly no document does, no legal pronouncement or accident of birth. No, real families come from choices we make about who we want to be bound to, and the ties to such families live in our hearts.” - p. 200

Feb 14, 2018

“Actors, painters, dancers, comedians, even just ordinary people doing ordinary things, what are they without an audience of some sort? See, that's what I do. I am the audience. I am the witness, I am the great appreciator that's what I do and that's all I want to do. I worked for a lot of years. I did a lot of things for a lot of years. Now, here I am in the rocking chair, and I don't mind it… I don't feel useless. I feel lucky.” - p. 128

Feb 14, 2018

“Arthur thinks that, above all, aging means the abandonment of criticism and the taking on of compassionate acceptance.” - p. 18


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