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Showing all books by: Kent Haruf

Plainsong
The story of some people in Holt, a small town in Colorado. Two young boys whose mother is battling depression, leaves the family and moves to Denver. A high school girl gets pregnant and ends up living with two elderly brothers on a farm miles out of town, but finds her new life rewarding, in spite of the contrast to her former life.
Really good, great story, cool characters, nice writing.
Score: 8.5
Published: 1999
Read: February 20th 2016

Eventide
More events happen to people living in Holt. Some of the people are the same as the previous book, and some are different. The two elderly brothers who took in the pregnant girl suffer one of the more dramatic events, providing one key plotline, elsewhere there is child abuse from the nasty drunken uncle, with the social services woman providing a link between the two main stories.
Hmmmm. OK, I suppose, a lot like the first one. Easy reading, slow paced, good characters. Life can be tough, but work hard and be nice to each other and things will turn out fine. Provided you are not crushed to death by an enraged cow of course. Oops, slight spoiler. Shall I read the third one in the series...?
Score: 7.5
Published: 2002
Read: March 9th 2016