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The Resource The story of Arthur Truluv : a novel, Elizabeth Berg

The story of Arthur Truluv : a novel, Elizabeth Berg

Label
The story of Arthur Truluv : a novel
Title
The story of Arthur Truluv
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Berg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Dust jacket flap
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Summary
"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 momentsare sweeter when shared, they go from strangers, to friends, to an untraditional but loving family. Betrayal, loneliness, romance and family are at the heart of this honey of a book, a must-read for fans of Elizabeth Berg's early work. This is a story about life being affirmed at all ages, old and young, and about finding hapiness when hope seems lost. Readers will laugh, cry, and love Truluv"--
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563858
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berg, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Story of Arthur Truluv
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widowers
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Teenage girls
Target audience
adult
Label
The story of Arthur Truluv : a novel, Elizabeth Berg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061179895
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781400069903
Lccn
2016047564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781400069903
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)966632666
Label
The story of Arthur Truluv : a novel, Elizabeth Berg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061179895
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781400069903
Lccn
2016047564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781400069903
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)966632666

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