Arthur Moses is an eighty-five-year-old widower who fills his days caring for his cat Gordon, and with walks to the cemetery to have lunch with his dear departed wife Nola, who’s been gone six months. He is a gentle, intuitive soul who acknowledges the dead in Nola’s cemetery neighborhood, accepting their value even in death.
One day he meets Maddy, a troubled teen who doesn’t fit in at school or home. Maddy has trouble with her widowed father, and with a boyfriend who has no respect for her. Arthur and Maddy forge an unlikely friendship that restores hope for both. Along the way, they add Arthur’s quirky neighbor, Lucille, who’s cooking will make your eyes tear up, it sounds so good.
The bond forged by the three of them makes this book one I hated to see end. People who loved of A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman or Amor Towles A Gentleman in Moscow will equally enjoy Arthur Truluv.
I received this book from Net Galley.