This is the third in the "Mason" series that began with "The Story of Arthur Truluv" and continued with "A Night of Miracles," and while nothing Elizabeth Berg could write will ever top "Truluv" for me, this is still a heartwarming, emotionally-resonant book.
The story about the residents of small-town Mason, Missouri continues with a primary focus on 50-something Iris Winters, whom we first met in "A Night of Miracles," and 20-something Maddy Harris, the leading lady in "The Story of Arthur Truluv." Iris is living in Arthur and Lucille's house when Maddy and her 7-year-old daughter, Nola, return from New York City. Iris meets and falls in love with a most unusual man, while Maddy is wondering if her marriage is breaking up. The two are invited to join a most bizarre kind of club that meets weekly with dinner served: a confession club. Each week, one woman confesses something she has done in her life, and the others discuss it. Some of the confessions are hilarious. Others are heartbreaking. Some are just plain weird. That said, the confession club is more background noise than anything else, since Iris and Maddy's stories take center stage.
This is classic ChickLit—a story about love and life told with passion, sympathy and imagination. And because it's by Elizabeth Berg, there are many wise, wonderful, and witty messages of hope and healing scattered throughout.
Advice: Read the three books in order. They will mean so much more to you if you do that.
- Hardcover: 290 pages
- Publisher: Random House Inc (19 November 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1984855174
- ISBN-13: 978-1984855176
- Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 2.6 x 21.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 386 g
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