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PCL READS The Story of Arthur Truluv: A Virtual Book Discussion

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Monday, May 10, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
708 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906

Join Lee Teverow, Amy Rosa and the rest of the PCL readers virtually to discuss THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV by Elizabeth Berg!

About this Event

Hosted virtually by Rochambeau Library this month, we can’t wait to chat about The Story of Arthur Truluv, a profound, emotionally powerful novel about three people who each lose the one they love most, only to find second chances where they least expect them.

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Don’t forget to get the book through the library catalog!


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.

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.


Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including Open House (an Oprah’s Book Club selection), Talk Before Sleep, and The Year of Pleasures, as well as the short story collection The Day I Ate Whatever I WantedDurable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year. She adapted The Pull of the Moon into a play that enjoyed sold-out performances in Chicago and Indianapolis. Berg’s work has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and three of her novels have been turned into television movies. She is the founder of Writing Matters, a quality reading series dedicated to serving author, audience, and community. She teaches one-day writing workshops and is a popular speaker at venues around the country. Some of her most popular Facebook postings have been collected in Make Someone Happy. She lives outside Chicago.


Do you have a question about the event? Contact the co-organizers of PCL READS: Amy Rosa, or Lee Smith, .

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Amy Rosa
(401) 781-3136
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