♥ Book Title : Our Souls at Night
☯ Full Synopsis : "'Absolutely beautiful' The Times 'Luminous' Ursula K Le Guin, Guardian 'I loved Our Souls at Night' David Nicholls This is a love story. A story about growing old with grace. Addie Moore and Louis Waters have been neighbours for years. Now they both live alone, their houses empty of family, their quiet nights solitary. Then one evening Addie pays Louis a visit. Their brave adventures form the beating heart of Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf's exquisite final novel."Article| Kent Haruf| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Tie that Binds
☯ Full Synopsis : "In The Tie that Binds, his critically acclaimed first novel, Kent Haruf delivers the sweeping tale of eighty-year-old Edith Goodnough. Narrated by her neighbour, Edith's tragedies unfold: a tough childhood, a mother's death, a violence that leaves a father dependent on his children, forever enraged. She is a woman who sacrifices everything in the name of family - until she is forced to reclaim her freedom in one dramatic and unexpected gesture. Breathtaking and truthful, The Tie That Binds is a powerful tribute to the demands of rural life, and to the tenacity of the human spirit. 'Plainsong is beautifully crafted, alive and quietly magnificent. I read it in one mesmerising sitting. I had no choice; it wouldn't let me go' Roddy Doyle"Article| Kent Haruf| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Plainsong
☯ Full Synopsis : "With an introduction by Peter Carey I suppose it is crazy. I don't know. I don't even care. But that girl needs somebody . . . And you old solitary bastards need somebody too. Somebody or something besides an old red cow to care about and worry over. Set in Kent Haruf's fictional landscape of Holt County, Colorado, Plainsong is a story of simple lives told with extraordinary empathy. Tom Guthrie is struggling to bring up his two young sons alone and, in the same town, school girl Victoria Roubideaux is pregnant and homeless. Whilst Tom's boys find their way forward without their mother, brothers Harold and Raymond McPheron - gentle, solitary, gruff and unpolished - agree to take Victoria in, unaware that their lives will change forever. A novel of haunting beauty from one of America's greatest writers of our time, Plainsong is an undeniable classic that explores the grace and hope of every human life and mankind's infinity capacity for love."Article| Kent Haruf| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Eventide
☯ Full Synopsis : "Harold and Raymond McPheron are finally waving goodbye to their beloved Victoria, a young mother with a first chance at an education. Betty and Luther Wallace are struggling to keep their heads above water and their children out of care, and in the same town young friends Dena and DJ find solace away from their own troubled homes. As these stories unfold and entwine, tragedy strikes the McPheron household and life is thrown irrevocably off course. Heart-breaking yet hopeful, Eventide is an unflinching depiction of the hardships of small-town life, lit up by astonishing moments of redemption."Article| Kent Haruf| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Benediction
☯ Full Synopsis : "SHORTLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE. One long last summer for Dad Lewis in his beloved town, Holt, Colorado. As old friends pass in and out to voice their farewells and good wishes, Dad's wife and daughter work to make his final days as comfortable as possible, knowing all is tainted by the heart-break of an absent son. Next door, a little girl with a troubled past moves in with her grandmother, and down town another new arrival, the Reverend Rob Lyle, attempts to mend strained relationships of his own. Utterly beautiful, and devastating yet affirming, Benediction explores the pain, the compassion and the humanity of ordinary people."Article| Kent Haruf| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Where You Once Belonged
☯ Full Synopsis : "Heavy-built Jack Burdette is quite literally too big for his boots – and too big, certainly, for the small-town attitudes of Holt, Colorado. But when he fails to make the grade as a college footballer, and takes a job with the local farmers’ cooperative, it seems he has finally settled into the rhythm and routine of everyday life. Outward appearances can be deceptive, however, as Jack proves: returning from a weekend conference with a new wife in tow, then leaving her behind and skipping town with a bundle of other folks’ money. Nearly a decade later, no one has forgiven or forgotten, and when Jack reappears, resentment runs high. Once again though, it is Jack whose presence – even more than his eight-year absence – proves the most devastating."Article| Kent Haruf| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : West of Last Chance
☯ Full Synopsis : "Combines large-format color images of the picturesque High Plains with short works of prose in a lyrical collaborative volume that seeks to convey the region's beauty, tragedy, and cultural complexity."Article| Peter Brown, Kent Haruf| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Conversations on Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
☯ Full Synopsis : "Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPERthan the surface of its pages. The characters and its world come alive, and even after the last page of the book is closed,the story still lives on, inciting questions and curiosity.Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed tobring us beneath the surface of the pageand invite us into this world that continues to lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: * Foster a deeper understanding of the book* Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups* Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately* Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen beforeDisclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of Our Souls at Night. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters."Article| Daily Books| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Trivia: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
☯ Full Synopsis : "Trivia: Our Souls at Night by Kent HarufTake the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! You may have read the book, but not have liked it.You may have liked the book, but not be a fan.You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan?Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf that is both insightful and educational!Features You'll Find Inside: * 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author* Insightful commentary to answer every question* Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group* Results provided with scores to determine "status"Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!!"Article| Trivion Books| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Andrew Moore: Dirt Meridian
☯ Full Synopsis : "In "Dirt Meridian," Andrew Moore takes to the air to document the High Plains of North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska in a series of stunning, large-format photographs. The "meridian" of the title refers to the 100th meridian, the longitude that neatly bisects the US and has long been considered the dividing line between the East and West. Much of the meridian traverses America's so-called flyover country, those sparsely populated landscapes between the urban centers on either coast. Other parts of the meridian cross contentious zones such as the heavily fracked Bakken formation in North Dakota. "Dirt Meridian" interweaves two stories: the myths and history of the vast, severe American High Plains alongside portraits of the people who live there today. Along the way, Moore worked with ranchers, farmers, crop dusters, game wardens, writers and historians to capture the mythology and reality of the High Plains. Many photographs in this book were taken using a specially modified camera in a low-flying plane; the resulting pictures, with their literal bird's-eye view, offer a unique perspective on this quintessential, seemingly boundless American landscape.American photographer Andrew Moore (born 1957) is widely acclaimed for his photographic series, usually taken over many years, recording the effects of time on the natural and built landscape."Article| Andrew Moore| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Tie That Binds Counter Display
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♥ Book Title : Our Soul at Night
☯ Full Synopsis : "In Holt, Colorado, widower Louis Waters is initially thrown when the widowed Addie Moore suggests that they spend time together, in bed, to stave off loneliness. "No, not sex," she clarifies. "I'm talking about getting through the night. And lying warm in bed, companionably." Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis's wife. His daughter lives hours away in Colorado Springs, her son even farther away in Grand Junction, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with."Article| Kent Haruf| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Encyclopedia of the American Novel
☯ Full Synopsis : "Provides a comprehensive reference to the novel in American literature with over 900 entries containing critical analyses and synopses of individual novels, novelist biographies, essays on fiction genres, and more."Article| Abby H. P. Werlock, James P. Werlock| Statement ..."