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Earth’s The Right Place For Love: Virtual Author Event with Elizabeth Berg

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Join us for a virtual event to celebrate the release of Elizabeth Berg’s newest book!  This event will be moderated by Tina Panik, Avon Library.

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg is known for her charming, uplifting novels, many of which are set in the town of Mason, Missouri. In EARTH’S THE RIGHT PLACE FOR LOVE (Random House Hardcover; On Sale 3/21/2023), Berg transports readers back to Mason in the 1940s to share how Arthur Moses, a shy young man, becomes the wise and compassionate person readers loved in The Story of Arthur Truluv.

Arthur Moses is enamored of Nola McCollum, the most beautiful girl in his class, and is ecstatic when they form a close friendship – even though he wants it to be more. But Nola is besotted with the wrong Moses: Arthur’s older brother, Frank, who is busy pursuing his own love interest and avoiding the boys’ father, a war veteran with a drinking problem and a penchant for starting fights.

When a sudden tragedy rocks Arthur’s world, he turns to nature to help him learn to heal and create a life of forgiveness and empathy. And over the years his bond with Nola grows, even though she is confused about what she wants in life, and only half aware of the one who loves her most.  Full of unforgettable characters and written with Elizabeth Berg’s characteristic warmth, humor, and insight into people, EARTH’S THE RIGHT PLACE FOR LOVE is about the power of kindness, character, and family, and how love can grow when you least expect it.


Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Story of Arthur TruluvNight of MiraclesThe Confession ClubOpen 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 WantedDurable 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 HappyStill Happy, and Happy to Be Here. She lives outside of Chicago.

Co-sponsored by the Avon, Farmington, and Simsbury Libraries. Pre-order the book from our Canton Barnes & Noble. 

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