|Pages/Publication Date:||240 / 2017|
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. In this novel by the author of The Last Time I Saw You, 18-year-old Maddy Harris is an introspective girl who visits the cemetery to escape the other kids at school. One afternoon she joins Arthur—and, moved by Arthur's kindness and devotion—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.
"I don't know if I've ever read a more affecting book about the natural affinity between the young and the elderly.... It makes the rest of us—strivers and preeners and malcontents—seem almost irrelevant."—Richard Russo