The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

26722820  This was a library read.  The charming story of a widower who discovers that his wife of 40 years was not who he thought she was.  Arthur Pepper discovers a charm bracelet with some unusual charms when he is gathering up his deceased wife’s belonging’s for charity.  The charms lead him on an adventure to discover exactly who Miriam was before she became Mrs. Arthur Pepper. Through the journey Arthur deals with his grief, builds new friendships, and mends his relationships with his children.  The book addresses topics such as privacy, secrets within a marriage, forgiveness, and grief but not in a  depressing or heavy-handed way.  This is a lighthearted journey, even though not all the truths Arthur discovers about Miriam are pleasant.  An enjoyable quick read, in the vein of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and  The Man Who Stepped Out of the Window and Disappeared. 

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