Book Review – Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night By Kent Haruf ISBN: 978-1-101-87589-6 Knopf: 2015 $24.00; 179pp. Reviewed by Eduardo Rey Brummel What if two seniors who have each lost their spouse spend their nights sleeping together? That is, “sleeping together” in the literal sense, not the euphemistic and adulterous sense that’s far more commonplace. Such a simple suggestion, …

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For the Love of a Man and His Words

by Judy Reese They are not all professional theater folk: some have not acted since high school, if at all. Some are his friends; others knew him only through his novels. But at Salida’s SteamPlant, in the town where he made his home, they’ve come together to celebrate Kent Haruf – the man as well …

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Book Review

Benediction By Kent Haruf

Alfred A Knopf, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-307-95988-1
$25.95, 258pp.

Reviewed by Eduardo Rey Brummel

With the 1984 publication of his first novel, The Ties That Bind, Kent Haruf introduced Holt, Colorado to the rest of the world. Haruf’s fifth novel, Benediction, arrived this past February – its initial paragraphs placing the main character into the trouble that will be the story:

Go on ahead, Dad Lewis said, say it.

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Q & A with Colorado author Kent Haruf

A Colorado native, Kent Haruf is the award-winning author of five novels including “Plainsong,” published in 1999, which became a national bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Award, The Los Angeles Times Book Award and The New Yorker Book Award; it won the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award, The Midland Authors Award, The Award and the Alex Award from the American Library Association.

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