The Story of Arthur Truluv [Book Review] #ThrowbackThursday #Fiction

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Heartwarming and poignant, The Story of Arthur Truluv is one of grief, friendship, and found family.

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg (coveer) Image: an older man and young woman stand near a bus stop, the man holds a yellow umbrella over her head

Genre/Categories: Fiction, Uplit, Found Family, Multi-generational Friendship

Welcome to #ThrowBackThursday where I highlight an older review or post a current review of a backlist title. Today, I’m resharing a unique story with a quirky character, The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg.

I’m linking up with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #ThrowbackThursday.

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My Summary:

At first glance, Arthur shares certain things in common with Ove (A Man Called Ove): each is an older, mature character, each is a widower grieving the loss of a beloved wife, and each finds “family” in unexpected ways.

On one of Arthur’s routine trips to the cemetery to have lunch and conversation with his wife, he meets Maddy, a troubled teenage girl who hides in the cemetery to avoid school. She discovers that Arthur is a friendly, understanding, trustworthy, and positive person and gives dear Arthur the nickname “Truluv.” Arthur and Maddy develop a friendship and when Arthur’s nosy neighbor, Lucille, becomes involved, they discover the joys of “found family.”

Older but less curmudgeonly than Ove (A Man Called Ove), Arthur will win your heart from page one…

Continue here for my full review of The Story of Arthur Truluv…


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    • I’m fairly certain you inspired me during your first blog audit challenge! I figure it’s a perfect way to combine blog maintenance (I.e. update old posts) with new content. This Thursday routine has worked well for 2 years and just through consistency I’ve updated a great deal of content! Plus it’s fun to revisit old friends (reads) and spread the love! Thanks for commenting!

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