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Eventide - Kent Haruf
Eventide
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Kent Haruf, award-winning, bestselling author of Plainsong returns to the high-plains town of Holt, Colorado, with a novel of masterful authority. The aging McPheron brothers are learning to live without Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they took in and who has now left their ranch to start... show more
Kent Haruf, award-winning, bestselling author of Plainsong returns to the high-plains town of Holt, Colorado, with a novel of masterful authority. The aging McPheron brothers are learning to live without Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they took in and who has now left their ranch to start college. A lonely young boy stoically cares for his grandfather while a disabled couple tries to protect their a violent relative. As these lives unfold and intersect, Eventide unveils the immemorial truths about human beings: their fragility and resilience, their selfishness and goodness, and their ability to find family in one another.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375725760 (0375725768)
ASIN: 375725768
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 Eventide
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Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 Eventide
4 stars
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
5.0 Brilliant and deeply compassionate
This is one of those books that make me proud to be a writer. Not only is his writing nearly perfect in it's precision (not an extra word, not a single imperfect metaphor, every detail exactly chosen), Haruf's compassion, his simplicity, his understanding of the human soul are inspiring. Unlike so m...
Chrissie's Books
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4.0 Eventide
What this book imparts is a quintessential view of American agrarian working class people. It is set in Colorado and speaks of small town life, I would guess in the 1970s or 80s. (One family has a microwave.) It is not plot oriented, so if you want lots to happen, look elsewhere. The picture it draw...
willemite
willemite rated it
Eventide continues Haruf’s depiction of Holt, Colorado, begun in Plainsong, of a small town with a wide range of humanity. Like Plainsong, Eventide is a beautiful work with moving characters captivating imagery and a clear view of humanity at its core. It made me cry both for struggles of its charac...
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