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Eventide (ebook) ☆ Kent Haruf

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Ldhood caring for his cantankerous grandfather Walter; DJ's friend Dena her mother and sister all of whom are trying to adjust to life and a home without the girls' fatherElouent and evocative Eventide paints a convincing compelling picture of small town life in Holt County Colorado. It was with some regret that I turned the last page of Eventide knowing there were no volumes left for me to read in the Plainsong trilogy The citizens of Holt with their daily struggles and the simplicity of their rural living have become a sort of cobbled family where I feel welcome and cozy and they have tugged at my heartstrings in ways I couldn t have anticipatedPrecisely in this volume the concept of family is at the front stage of the story it shifts and morphs continually as we encounter an orphaned boy of eleven living with his old grandfather a single mother of two girls dealing with the absence of her husband a mentally impaired couple who fight to keep their unconventional family together and two rough farmers who open their home to a pregnant

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With Victoria Roubideaux now at college the McPheron brothers are alone on their farm once again yet struggling to settle back into old ways and routines; Tom Guthrie and Maggie Jones meanwhile are finding their future together assured even while they're still finding their feet as. Eventide continues Haruf s depiction of Holt Colorado begun in Plainsong of a small town with a wide range of humanity Like Plainsong Eventide is a beautiful work with moving characters captivating imagery and a clear view of humanity at its core It made me cry both for struggles of its characters and the clarity of its writing Familiar characters from Plainsong Tom Guthrie Maggie Jones Harold and Raymond McPheron and Victoria Robideaux are joined by a new roster of characters young and old good and bad A joy to read and an easy recommendation Other Kent Haruf books we have enjoyed Our Souls at Night Benediction Plainsong

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A couple Alongside these familiar faces and places however are new characters and their stories Betty and Luther who are struggling to keep their heads above water and their children Joy Rae and Richie out of care; eleven year old DJ who has spent much of his supposedly carefree chi. It s taken me a while to get here but I ve spent the last two weeks in Kent Haruf s world reading Plainsong and then Eventide It s been like a religious experience His pages are a humble wooden pew in a country chapel his words are the blessings from the gentlest sermonSo gentle this sermon Nothing is pressed everything is as it is There are bad people and children suffer But then there are the good I used to say that Matthew Cuthbert from Anne of Green Gables was the very best as in most kind most lovable character in all of literature But I hadn t read Haruf s works and didn t know about the McPheron brothers They are added to the list right up there with Matthew I think if they had met they would have been friends tipping their hats and discussing the price of cattle


10 thoughts on “Eventide

  1. says:

    “It was still hot outside though the sun had begun to lean to the west and the first intimations of fall were in the air – that smell of dust and dry leaves that annual lonesomeness that comes of summer closing down”Sixteen y

  2. says:

    Where I grew up there was an old bachelor who lived about half a mile farther from town than we did He lived in a tiny shack of a house and would often drop in to our place on the way to or from town I will call him Charlie although everyone always said his first and last names together like they were one He drove a buggy with a beautiful older white horse pulling it The buggy was black and had a cover mounted on risers to keep

  3. says:

    Eventide continues Haruf’s depiction of Holt Colorado begun in Plainsong of a small town with a wide range of humanity Like Plainsong Eventide is a beautiful work with moving characters captivating imagery and a clear view of humanity at its core It made me cry both for struggles of its characters and the clarity of i

  4. says:

    This is the follow up to Plainsong returning to the small town of Holt ColoradoA few characters make appearances again along with several new

  5. says:

    It's taken me a while to get here but I've spent the last two weeks in Kent Haruf's world reading Plainsong and then Eventide It's been like a r

  6. says:

    Letting go image source Eventide is the brilliant and perfect follow up to Plainsong told in the same spare language and set a couple of years later You could read it as a standalone novel but you'd be missing than the half you have not read not so much in terms of plot as euilibriumEven though a notable aspect of both books is the lack of backstory and there are major characters in this who left not so much as a dusty footprint on the pa

  7. says:

    I've never lived in a small town nor even visited a cattle ranch yet it feels like coming home to return once again to Holt Colorado and the fo

  8. says:

    It was with some regret that I turned the last page of “Eventide” knowing there were no volumes left for me to read in the “Plainsong trilogy” The citizens of Holt with their daily struggles and the simplicity of their rural living have become a sort of cobbled family where I feel welcome and cozy and the

  9. says:

    So beautiful maybe even slightly better than Plainsong Haruf writes from the heart and in doing so he touches ours He feat

  10. says:

    There's an awful lot of loneliness in this world and meanness and cruelty and feelings of inadeuacy and various other things that make being human feel like running the gauntlet just trying to make it day to day So many things out of our con

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