The Traveling Book Group is meeting Thursday, March 3 at 7:00. The group will discuss The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. All are welcome to join the discussion. Copies of the book are available at the library.
From Booklist: “A cemetery might be an odd place for two people to strike up a friendship—especially an elderly man and a teenage girl—but Arthur Moses and Maddy Harris are fairly odd people. Arthur visits the cemetery to talk to his late wife, Nora, though he has a gift for divining the backstories of the graveyard’s other permanent residents. Maddy doesn’t have a personal connection to this particular cemetery, but she finds the quiet grounds peaceful after the chaos of school and the tension at home.
They strike up conversations over picnic lunches and find they have more in common than they ever would have imagined. Maddy’s mother passed away when she was young, and Arthur is surprised to find that the teenager is wise beyond her years. This unlikely duo shares secrets, memories, and plans for the future in Elizabeth Berg’s inspiring and poignant novel.
Fans of Meg Wolitzer, Emma Straub, or Berg’s previous novels will appreciate the richly complex characters and clear prose. Redemptive without being maudlin, this story of two misfits lucky to have found one another will tug at readers’ heartstrings. — Turza, Stephanie (Reviewed 6/1/2017) (Booklist, vol 113, number 19, p56)”