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Heft by Liz Moore
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Jun 22, 2012

really liked it

Sometimes you come across a book that is filled with people you will not soon forget. I love a good storyteller and this book held my attention throughout. As the book ends, you want to know more ... you want to be invited to the dinner party ... to join this unlikely "family" for the evening. You are not ready for this story to end.
Former professor, Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and has not left his Brooklyn home since 9/11. Twenty miles away 17-year old Kel Keller lives in Yonkers but attends a rich school and longs for a promising baseball career. What binds these two lives together is Kel's mother, Charlene Keller. Two decades earlier she was Arthur's student and they developed a friendship that lasted through nearly twenty years of correspondence ... two lonely people staying in touch.
Charlene is not in good health. She has suffered with Lupus and turns to alcohol to cope with life.
One day Charlene unexpectedly calls Arthur for help and all of their lives are forever changed.
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