Eventide by Kent Haruf

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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 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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About Kent Haruf

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Kent Haruf's honors include a Whiting Foundation Award, a Stegner Award, a Frank Waters Award, and a special citation from the PEN/Hemingway Foundation. His novel Plainsong won the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the New Yorker Book Award. He lives with his wife, Cathy, in his native Colorado.
Published May 4, 2004 by Vintage. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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A sequel to "Plainsong," Kent Haruf's new novel depicts the frangible values of tiny, rural Holt, Colo.

May 23 2004 | Read Full Review of Eventide

Book Reporter

For a second time the residents of Holt, Colorado, have been brought to life by the immense talents of author Kent Haruf.

Jan 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Eventide

Entertainment Weekly

In his smooth and solemn Eventide, Kent Haruf returns to Holt, Colo., the bleak little ranching town he memorialized in his crystalline 1999 novel ''Plainsong.'' He's brought back a handful of ''Plainsong'''s central characters and adopted the same stripped-down prose style: Haruf likes to let hi...

May 07 2004 | Read Full Review of Eventide

Deseret News

In what is likely to become one of the best-read books of the year, Kent Haruf follows-up the story to his phenomenal "Plainsong," about the fascinating yet ordinary plains people of Holt, Colo.

May 16 2004 | Read Full Review of Eventide

Bookmarks Magazine

Alan Cheuse NY Times Book Review 2.5 of 5 Stars "As a stylist, Haruf melds the hoof-clop cadences of Cormac McCarthy … with the pinched economy of Hemingway.

Oct 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Eventide

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