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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library BER (Text) 33500013763149 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library BER (Text) 33500013763131 New Checked out 06/14/2023
Karlstad LINK Site BER (Text) 35500006652463 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593446812
  • ISBN: 0593446798
  • ISBN: 9780593446799
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2023]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "This beautiful novel tells the love story of young Arthur Moses and Nola, and how a young man grew up to become the wise old man known as Arthur Trulove. Set in the 1950s in the warm community of Mason, Missouri, Arthur is a shy, unathletic teenage boy, in love with the most beautiful girl in his class. He is thrilled when they become friends, but he wants more than friendship. Alas, he learns that Nola has a crush on the wrong Moses--Arthur's older brother, Frank. Meanwhile, Frank is busy pursuing his own passion, and avoiding their father, a war veteran with a drinking problem and a penchant for starting fights. When a sudden tragedy rocks Arthur's world, Arthur is force to grow up, and to learn how to create a life that involves the kinds of relationships that are the most important to him"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 January #1
    This prequel to The Story of Arthur Truluv (2017) brings Arthur Moses' young adult years to the forefront. As Arthur nears the end of his life, his solitary thoughts turn to his youth. Mentally stepping back decades in time, he relives the highs and lows of his teens and early adulthood in the late 1940s and early 1950s in the small town of Mason, Missouri, the setting for several of prolific author Berg's previous novels. Arthur remembers meeting the love of his life, losing a family member, and learning to see his parents in a new light. Capturing timeless issues of fickle friendships, unrequited love, and parental expectations, Berg's latest novel will appeal to fans of Catherine Ryan Hyde, Anna Quindlen, and Erica Bauermeister. Her treatment of teenage love is especially poignant, as Arthur weighs the pros and cons of professing his love for the object of his affection, Nola, versus maintaining their deep, stable friendship. Berg's latest novel is a charming and heartwarming glimpse of an elderly man's earliest days. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Story of Arthur Truluv, Night of Miracles, The Confession Club, 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 Wanted. Durable 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 published in thirty-one countries, 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, Still Happy, and Happy to Be Here. She lives outside of Chicago.

Subject: Families Fiction
Dysfunctional families Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Fictional Work
Domestic fiction.

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