Night of Miracles: A Novel
Lucille Howard might be getting older, but she’s not ready to slow down. Whether it be babysitting her neighbor’s son, helping him through a difficult time, or inspiring her students with her culinary delights in her baking class, she might be a busybody and pretend not to be as sweet as her baked goods, but her effects in the community are profound.
In Night of Miracles, the sequel to The Story of Arthur Truluv, Lucille becomes an unexpected heroine and binding force. While shadows of Arthur from the previous novel linger at the edges, Night of Miracles is a story all its own, only enhanced when read with Arthur Truluv. In both novels, Elizabeth Berg invests readers in her characters, and even if the story may be a little too sweet for some taste buds, it all comes out all right in the end. It’s another great celebration of age, not shying away from the “scary” parts of old age, presenting a celebration of life and of living, and showing audaciousness in the face of death. The loving treatment Berg gives her characters, especially the elderly, is exceptional. This is a novel that is uplifting without being sappy–snappy, profound, and true.
|Page Count||288 pages|
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