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Plainsong - Kent Haruf
Plainsong
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"Ambitious, but never seeming so, Kent Haruf reveals a whole community as he interweaves the stories of a pregnant high school girl, a lonely teacher, a pair of boys abandoned by their mother, and a couple of crusty bachelor farmers. From simple elements, Haruf achieves a novel of wisdom and... show more
"Ambitious, but never seeming so, Kent Haruf reveals a whole community as he interweaves the stories of a pregnant high school girl, a lonely teacher, a pair of boys abandoned by their mother, and a couple of crusty bachelor farmers. From simple elements, Haruf achieves a novel of wisdom and grace--a narrative that builds in strength and feeling until, as in a choral chant, the voices in the book surround, transport, and lift the reader off the ground."-FROM THE CITATION FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375705854 (0375705856)
ASIN: 375705856
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 301
Edition language: English
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Listening to the Silence
Listening to the Silence rated it
3.0 Plainsong
In Plainsong we are shown a picture of life in a Colorado ranching community. The novel focuses on the lives of teacher and his two young boys dealing with the loneliness after their mother leaves, two old cattle ranchers, and a teenage girl who is kicked out of her house when she discovers she is p...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
1.0 Plainsong
Hated this sooo much and didn't get far in. The book rotates between Guthrie, a teacher; his two young sons Ike and Bobby; a pregnant teen Victoria and two elderly bachelor brothers, the McPherons, in small town Holt, Colorado. The author writes the dialogue without quotation marks. Now, believe i...
Dem
Dem rated it
3.0 Plainsong
3.5 stars
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 Plainsong
Loved it!
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 Plainsong
Loved it!
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