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A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future

In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf’s inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. 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’ 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.

Their brave adventures—their pleasures and their difficulties—are hugely involving and truly resonant, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer’s enduring contribution to American literature.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Short, spare, and moving.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Haruf has bequeathed readers a map charting a future that is neither easy nor painless, but it’s also not something we have to bear alone.”


  • “And just like Addie and Louis, Haruf proved that you’re never too old to reinvent yourself, take risks, find love, and write a great novel.”


  • “A bittersweet story of companionship, hope and second chances…[and a] tender story of late-life romance.”


  • “Listeners will rejoice that narrator Mark Bramhall returns to narrate Kent Haruf’s bittersweet swan song to his beloved town of Holt, Colorado… Bramhall’s soothing cadences and tender tones bring out the full range of emotions experienced by the neighbors as they find a way to mitigate their loneliness while maintaining their dignity and independence…Bramhall’s unhurried performance allows listeners time to absorb the richness of the couple’s newfound friendship and the sadness of the roadblocks they’re forced to navigate. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Gripping and tender…a sweet love story, a deep friendship…with a stunning sense of all that’s passed and the precious importance of the days that remain.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “So beautiful; quietly gripping, full of love, humor, and gentle shocks. Our Souls at Night is a perfect tribute to a truly extraordinary writer.”

    Donal Ryan, author of The Spinning Heart

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month
  • A BookPage Top Pick in June 2015 for Literary Fiction
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A BookPage Top Pick of Audiobooks for June 2015
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A May 2015 LibraryReads Pick
  • An AARP Magazine Editors’ Pick for Best Audiobook of June 2015
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