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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,259 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kent Haruf Narrator: George Hearn Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One of the most beloved novels in recent years, Plainsong was a bestseller from coast to coast—and now Kent Haruf returns to the High Plains community of Holt, Colorado, with a story of even more masterful authority.

When the McPheron brothers see Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they’d taken in, move from their ranch to begin college, an emptiness opens before them—and for many other townspeople it also promises to be a long, hard winter. A young boy living alone with his grandfather helps out a neighbor whose husband, off in Alaska, suddenly isn’t coming home, leaving her to raise their two daughters. At school the children of a disabled couple suffer indignities that their parents know all too well in their own lives, with only a social worker to look after them and a violent relative to endanger them further. But in a small town a great many people encounter one another frequently, often surprisingly, and destinies soon become entwined—for good and for ill—as they confront events that sorely test the limits of their resilience and means, with no refuge available except what their own character and that of others afford them.

Spring eventually does reach across the land, and how the people of Eventide get there makes for an engrossing, profoundly moving novel rich in the wisdom, humor, and humanity for which Kent Haruf is justly acclaimed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2005 Book Sense Book of the Year for Fiction

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lori | 2/15/2014

    " Several of the same characters from Plainsong. Enjoyed this one equally well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Morgan | 2/15/2014

    " Another lovely book by Haruf. I finished Plainsong and wanted nothing more than to find out what else happened in the lives of the characters, so finding out that Eventide existed made me so happy. Eventide didn't disappoint and continued Haruf's lovely writing style and characters. The character's aren't perfect, but they're realistic and alive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Isabel Wendell | 2/6/2014

    " Loved eveything about this book too "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kati | 1/17/2014

    " This is an amazing book about people doing life and how their lives intertwine. Although it is not as upbeat as Plainsong, this seems to make it more real. "

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