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Plainsong
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
"Ambitious, but never seeming so, Kent Haruf reveals a whole community as he interweaves the stories of a pregnant high school girl, a lonely teacher, a pair of boys abandoned by their mother, and a couple of crusty bachelor farmers. From simple elements, Haruf achieves a novel of wisdom and grace--a narrative that builds in strength and feeling until, as in a choral chant, the voices in the book surround, transport, and lift the reader off the ground."-FROM THE CITATION FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
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suvata
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Well, that wraps up all the books I added to my TBR in 2015.
❌ = I just couldn‘t / bailed
✅ = Read it and rated it
There were some really good books on this list. I can‘t believe I waited so long to read them.
Now, onto 2016 ...

Cinfhen Love this idea!!!! 1w
suvata @Cinfhen thanks. I just decided that it was time to clean up my TBR list. It really was getting out of hand. LOL 1w
Cinfhen How long did it take you to get through that list?? Were they a combination of ebooks & physical books?. 1w
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Cinfhen I own Plainsong and it‘s been sitting for a long time unread 😜 1w
suvata @Cinfhen they were a combination of physical books, e-books, and audiobooks. I think it took me about two or three months. After I read the five or so books that I am committed to read each month (Book clubs, etc.) I would start tackling the ones from my TBR. 1w
Dragonfairykats Impressive! 1w
LauraBeth Wow! I need to@work through my old TBR list! 1w
Graywacke Cool...and I loved Snow Crash. Wonder if it‘s outdated itself now. 1w
suvata @Graywacke I think it was the writing style that bothered me most. After 50 pages or so, if it doesn‘t interest me, I usually put it down. (edited) 1w
suvata @LauraBeth it‘s actually quite fun. I found quite a few treasures that I may have not read if I didn‘t start this project. 1w
Graywacke @suvata Trying to remember. Something like 1990‘s irreverently/overly cool self-superior geek, iirc. 🙂 1w
twohectobooks I‘m hoping to do something similar to this once I‘ve finished my #modernlibrarytop100 project, ideally sometime next year. The oldest books on my Goodreads tbr are five years old already!! 1w
suvata @twohectobooks Then this would be a good project 1w
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suvata
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Pickpick

Plainsong is one of those unforgettable books. I wasn‘t sure after reading the first few chapters if I really wanted to continue. But something about Kent Haruf‘s writing style reminded me of John Steinbeck (one of my all time favorites). So, I kept reading and up pops the McPheron brothers and I was instantly hooked. Their relationship with Victoria Roubideaux is something that I will never forget. This is a very special book in so many ways.

kathedron Gorgeous book ❤ 4w
Tamra Such a talented writer! 4w
suvata @kathedron @Tamra One of my new favorites 4w
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suvata
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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But, of course! Because I read way past my bedtime. 😝

What would you do?

Hooked_on_books Unless my eyes were physically closing and I was powerless to stop the sleep, I‘d finish. And probably start another. 😂 4w
SharonAlger Yes! 4w
suvata @Hooked_on_books @SharonAlger I just love book people! ❤️ 4w
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TrishB Definitely finish! 4w
Ashley_Nicoletto Heck yeah! You‘re in the home stretch. 4w
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MrBook
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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These were the replenishments for my #AmericanWest-Set Display 😊!

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays

vivastory Plainsong & The Outsider. Couldn't be more different, but I loved them both. 2mo
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HeatherBookNerd
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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In honor of all the awesome single moms who are parenting solo, I put together a list for @bookriot of 10 novels featuring single mothers. I salute those amazing women!

https://bookriot.com/2019/05/08/novels-about-single-mothers/

#amwriting #mothersday #singlemoms

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Craymerds
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
Pickpick

Loved the character development in this book. You fall in love with the two old farmers!

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C.Perone
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Pickpick

A simple story of lonely people slowly coming together to form a family.

I love chosen family stories 😌

Trashcanman Are your eyes brown? 7mo
C.Perone @Trashcanman Yup. Add it to the file 🗂👁 7mo
Trashcanman @C.Perone how tall are you 7mo
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C.Perone @Trashcanman When I don't wear 4in heels I'm average height 7mo
Trashcanman That's not a measurement 7mo
C.Perone @Trashcanman Did you think I was gonna make this easy? 😂 7mo
C.Perone @Trashcanman And 4ins is so a measurement 😝 7mo
Trashcanman @C.Perone lol damn 7mo
Trashcanman @C.Perone what state are you in? 7mo
C.Perone @Trashcanman A rather tired and ready for bed one 7mo
Trashcanman Ahhhh a clue! East coast 7mo
Trashcanman Goodnight 7mo
C.Perone @Trashcanman Lol that clue was already in your file when you asked the time zone I was in 🙄😂 7mo
Trashcanman @C.Perone just testing you 7mo
Trashcanman @C.Perone sleep well you Enigma 7mo
C.Perone @Trashcanman Ah! And I passed! 💃 7mo
C.Perone @Trashcanman I will and a goodnight to you as well (even if it's not bed time for you yet) 7mo
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C.Perone
Plainsong | Kent Haruf

"...she showed them photographs that had been much-handled in the long afternoons and evenings of her solitary life..."

Such a sad line

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PrueGall
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
Pickpick

I don't know anyone who hasn't loved this book - nor do I want to. I just love his quiet way of creating real characters that the reader can genuinely care about. Such a loss that he is no longer with us.

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kmshaffer
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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January 3, 2019— Still reading Stephenie Meyer‘s “Eclipse.” I hope to be finished with it by the end of today!

In the meanwhile, this was a book I finished prior to the new year. I loved how the author represents a diverse community through the stories of people with differing age, lifestyle, and circumstance. Definitely worth the read! 🙌

#litsy #books #diversity #community

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Kat_H
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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You know it's Christmastime when your bookmarks are Quality Street wrappers...

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erzascarletbookgasm
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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A few #greenbooks off the shelves. Only one I have read 😄, want to guess which one?

#seasonsreadings

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Britt Marie?? 💚 9mo
bg_reads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks that's the one I was thinking too! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @cbwaug great minds!!! 9mo
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sgoffe
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Pickpick

Just about the sweetest little love scene I ever did read.

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LWagoner
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Pickpick

Such a delightful, beautifully written book. Haruf is one of my favorite authors. His stories always bring to life the everyday events of small town life and make the characters come alive in a very real way.

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Lauren.Archer
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
Pickpick

Very quiet and beautiful novel. The multiple storylines were great and I felt invested in all of the characters. Looking forward to the next book.

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Lauren.Archer
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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I was not in the mindset of the last book I tried, so putting this back on the shelf and going to try this one. I am feeling a bit of slump right now.

Tamra It is beautiful, but you do have to be in the mood. 13mo
mcctrish I loved this book. It‘s a quiet, calm, thoughtful story, no rushed pacing 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Agree with @Tamra and @mcctrish , if you‘re in a mood for something faster paced, you may want to pick another book. I loved this one. 13mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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#PrinceofJuly
I choose to feature this book which I love, published in #1999. I first read the author‘s Our Souls At Night and loved his writing. Now I‘m seeking out his other books, especially Eventide and Benediction, which are sequels to this.

(Image from google).

kathedron This is the only one of his I've read so far. I loved it! ❤ 14mo
sprainedbrain Such a great book! 14mo
vkois88 Sounds like a good book! 14mo
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Pam.Kokomo
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Pickpick

This has been on my TBR for quite a while. I will certainly be back for the rest of the series. ❤️

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Centique
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Pickpick

I loved this quietly powerful book. Haruf shows you a scene in all its practical detail, a character‘s every move, without ever telling you what they‘re thinking - and yet your heart is completely engaged, you‘re feeling their thoughts like you‘re hooked up to the book on an IV.
A small town, a handful of characters, some cruel & some kind, people going through ordinary tragedies of life but ultimately it‘s beauty & innocence that stays with you.

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Amiable
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Every other Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day we can leave work early for "summer hours." I decided to celebrate with ... What else? ...a good book. And then I might take a nap. #summerhours ???

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youneverarrived
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Found a used bookshop that had a pretty good selection of English books 📚 #bookhaul

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kathedron
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Celtic knotwork on a Friday evening because I really know how to party!
And apparently I can stick to my book-buying ban after all.

MicrobeMom Beautiful! 1y
2BR02B Wow! I love your Celtic knot! 1y
Cathythoughts Beautiful! I learned to do the Celtic snakey work at a calligraphy class years ago. It‘s so precise ... and mathematical ! I loved being able to do it. Lovely work 💫💫💫 1y
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JazzFeathers 😍😍😍 1y
DivineDiana You are an inspiration! 1y
mhillis Love it 😍 1y
batsy 💚💚 1y
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kathedron
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Pickpick

How does Kent Haruf do it? The prose is as pared down to the essentials as the taciturn McPheron brothers' speech and yet the result is far from pinched and meagre. The characters are ordinary, small town folk who negotiate their lives and one another the best way they can. There are the usual oblivious and deliberate cruelties people inflict on each other but mostly what endures is a sense of deep unreasonable kindness and grace.

Cathythoughts Sounds beautiful! Stacking 1y
erzascarletbookgasm I loved this. I‘m looking forward to read 🙂 1y
kathedron @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm It's a lovely book, indeed. ❤ 1y
saresmoore I have the same thought every time I read his work. How does he do it?! He was especially gifted; sad to think that his canon is closed. 1y
kathedron @saresmoore This was the first of his that I've read: at least I've got the backlist still to discover. 😩 1y
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McFarchie
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Not a bad spot for a late afternoon read 🤘🏼

Cinfhen 🙌🏻 1y
AceOnRoam Sandringham? 1y
McFarchie @AceOnRoam Mornington 1y
AceOnRoam Gotcha. Very nice reading spot... 1y
Nute Yeah!! 13mo
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Kimbono
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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I would loooooove to be reading right now but somebody won't let me.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa One more reason why I usually have 2 books going at once. 😂 1y
Kimbono @Riveted_Reader_Melissa You are smart! 😻 1y
Readergrrl Hey, you have a panther on your lap. No, seriously, you have a PANTHER on your lap!! 1y
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Anovelobsession He looks serious about keeping that book to himself! 1y
CouronneDhiver 🖤🖤🖤 1y
Kimbono @Anovelobsession Oh, he is very serious. No book is safe. Or box. Or sweater. Or newspaper. You get the picture. This is George's house. We just live in it. 🤣 1y
Crystalblu We can see who calls the shots 😬😂. I‘ve got one too 😉 1y
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Lcsmcat
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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@Hunsakermountain Plainsong has been on my TBR forever! I think I need to move it up. Thanks for the pretty postcard!

Linear Is that where the Lady of Lords is? Lourdes 1y
ValerieAndBooks That brings back memories! We lived in the Springs area for a few years 😊 @Hunsakermountain 1y
KellyHunsakerReads I live up in the mountains outside of Colorado Springs. It is a lovely place! All Littens welcome! 1y
Lcsmcat I love that area! 1y
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Moray_Reads
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Pickpick

I just love Kent Haruf's writing. His prose is so limpid and serene and he had a wonderful facility for understatement that allows him to draw characters with beautiful broad strokes so that the smallest word or action just fills them with life. Magnificent.

saresmoore Excellent description of his writing! The characters and setting have real staying power, too. 2y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore so true. it's so impressive how he creates so much from what appears so little 2y
Tamra It really is lovely. 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm What a lovely way of describing his writing. 👏💙Yes, love this book. 2y
LeahBergen Lovely review. 2y
rohit-sawant Wonderful review! 2y
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Jerdencon
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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1. Felt bad for the two little boys in the tagged book.
2. Plaid
3. Really neither but if I had to choose - cheese sauce.
4. Soda
#fridayfrigesday (a day late) @SpeculativeFemale
#fridayfri

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jhod
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Bumper #whodunituk package received from @Libby1 today as well as the tagged book which I'm really looking forward to! Love the candles!! Thank you Litsy Friend! ❤❤❤

Libby1 You‘re so welcome! I‘m glad it all arrived. Enjoy! ❤️🕊❤️ 2y
buecherwurm The notebook😍 2y
Cheshirecat913 Yes, that tartan notebook is amazing. I didn't know I wanted that but....#blameitonlitsy 2y
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Hokey The notebook!! ❤️ Google/Amazon, here I come! 2y
jhod @DeborahSmall such love for your notebook! 2y
DeborahSmall @jhod being Scottish and not having my own tartan I thought Macbeth was a good choice for Whodunnit. There‘s loads of different tartans. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 2y
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Blueberry
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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A small amount to my TBR shelf to address this year.

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Libby1
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Mehso-so

I was surprisingly disappointed by this book.

Haruf‘s writing is stunning and crystal clear, but somehow the story made my heart ache more than I wanted it to at the moment. I don‘t know why.

Have you ever had a heart response to a book like that; a response that doesn‘t really make sense?

If so, which book(s) affected you in this way?

Libby1 I just saw you added this book to your stack, @jhod . Would you like it? I would be glad to send it your way! Happy Christmas, Litsy Friend! 💕 2y
Kaye I understand what you mean, but can‘t really think of a particular book that did that.. I think it‘s more a timing issue with me. Most of the time, I‘d rather read books like that, that are sad, but teach me something about life.If I‘m already in a down mood, then I don‘t want to read something that makes me sadder . I wish I could remember the quote that says we don‘t learn from the joy in our life but from the heartbreak. Not exact words...... (edited) 2y
jhod @libby1 thank you that would be lovely! Been meaning to read him for ages. I'll send you something in return at some point! I definitely feel like sometimes I'm not feeling everything I should be - too little rather than too much. Am sure it's effected by how I'm reading - grabbing minutes here and there, or dedicating proper time. Happy Christmas to you and your family! Just back from church, hoping to finish my book before sleep...! 2y
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Libby1 Merry Christmas, @Kaye ! Yes, I think it might be a timing issue. I read a lot of books with sadness and tragedy and learn much from them, but maybe this one in particular was causing me to feel a bit homesick. I hope you have a lovely Christmas! 2y
Libby1 @jhod - enjoy your book! 😃 I‘ll send this book along in the next parcel. Have a blessed Christmas! 2y
Kaye Merry Christmas to you too, @Libby1 Yes, I think our moods sometimes affect our book choices or how we interpret a book. 2y
mcctrish I think of Kent Haruf‘s books as being ‘quiet‘ and I loved Plainsong. Parts were harsh and bleak but some were sweet. There is a redeeming quality in it that makes me think humans aren‘t completely lost, just a small act of kindness can turn the tide ( but I totally know you have to be in the right place for some books) 2y
Libby1 @mcctrish - I think you have described this book perfectly. I had read Our Souls at Night previously and was deeply touched by it. I think perhaps I have been feeling homesick, as the book describes my era in time (I would have been in high school in America in the 1990s). I will certainly read more of his books as his writing style is intricately beautiful. 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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November has been a slow reading month for me. Did not read as much as I planned to, but what I read I gave three and four stars. These three deserve double thumbs up #👍👍 and are my #fallfavorites.
#emojinov #nov📚📷 @RealLifeReading
#noteworthynovember @Jess7

Cinfhen I just got TinMan yesterday from the lovely @BarbaraBB can't wait to read it!!! I'm trying to figure out if it works for #pop18 or #Booked2018 prompts 2y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen it could work for both #friendship, #LGBTQIA MC 👍☺️ 2y
Cinfhen Yay!!! You're awesome @Kalalalatja I NEED you to plan my next 3months of reading 💕💕 2y
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Kalalalatja @Cinfhen haha! I might have gone into planning mode yesterday, so I found books that fit the prompts for the first half of 2018 (and a few for the last half too) 😄 2y
Cinfhen Can't wait for the GoodReads group to be up and running! Then we can all post and share our book suggestions @Kalalalatja 👍🏻💚 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @Kalalalatja @Cinfhen you are way too efficient! 😁👏 2y
eanderson The Dry was pretty good! It was a slow month for me as well! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @eanderson may Dec be a better reading month for us! 📚 2y
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BBudra
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Good Colorado reading

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
BBudra Thank you @DebinHawaii ! 😁📖 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Pickpick

This book sneaks up on you. Beautifully written and executed, and in simple prose, it draws you into the lives of a group of people in a small town, many of their paths cross with one another. The characters are earth-bound, and they face daunting changes in their lives. The book addresses themes of loneliness, grief, loss (of innocence and loved ones), friendship, kindness, and acceptance. ⬇️

erzascarletbookgasm Certain parts of the book may be a bit too graphic (the management of farm animals). A gorgeous book, and I look forward to reading the second in the trilogy. 2y
Tamra I ❤️ 2y
DrexEdit I love all of his books. 2y
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Hamlet
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Pickpick

The unadorned writing works well for this story of the Colorado plains. With chapters focused on a pregnant teenager, two sets of brothers (one set in their 70s, the other not yet high-school age), and the middle-aged father of the young boys, Haruf spins a compelling tale of uncompromising hardships & the kindness and love behind these laconic characters. The story has a slow, steady, fitting pace. It‘s a lovely novel: unsentimental and moving.

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Jerdencon
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Pickpick

I'm in 2 postal book clubs and just coincidentally those are the two books for this month. Finished Plainsong which was sad but moving and am in the middle of Our Souls at Night which definitely has the same tone to it.

SeaBreezeReader All the books I read by Haruf had the same depressing undertone, so I totally understand your comment. Having said that, I think he was trying to present life and people (characters) as he saw them; flawed and a mixture of good and bad. These definitely are books I needed to be in the right mood to read though. 2y
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Jerdencon
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Crazy busy long weekend spent going to 2 parties, apple picking and an Oktoberfest in bear mountain so got no reading done 😒and back to work today so hopefully with some kind of schedule again I can get some reading done.

Tamra This is good! (edited) 2y
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sprainedbrain
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Pickpick

Another wonderful book that I probably wouldn't have read if it wasn't for my #readingroadtrip ❤️

This is a slow, beautiful story about several characters and their intersecting lives in rural Colorado. At times sad, funny, hopeful, and infuriating, with great writing and narration. Loved it, and I think I may look for more by Haruf.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Leelee.reads I recently read and loved Our Souls at Night. Saw several of his other books at the Planned Parenthood book sale and used self-restraint...waiting for this weekend when they are half price! 2y
sprainedbrain @Leelee.reads good to know... that may be my next book of his! Thank you 😊 2y
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sprainedbrain
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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It's beginning to look a lot like autumn for my lunchtime #audiowalk 😃

Now if only the temperature felt a little more like autumn, I might stop sweating and complaining for a hot minute. 😓

I'm really loving this audiobook!!

StacksNShelves What a beautiful place for a walk! 2y
AbstractMonica Beautiful! Where is that? 2y
sprainedbrain @AbstractMonica I'm working in Fairfield, Iowa... we have a really nice public trail system that runs all the way around town. This is my favorite part of the trail, no matter what season. 😃 2y
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Tamra 💜Haruf 2y
Megabooks This is on my TBR! 2y
Joriebooks Love the book and love Iowa. I can't wait to move back. 2y
KVanRead ❤️Haruf and that looks like a beautiful place to walk. 2y
Blaire I love this book a lot. 2y
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Skybariline
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Pickpick

I reread this book after more than 10 years as my book club's current selection and it was even better than I remembered. I grew up in rural northeastern Colorado where Haruf's fictional town of Holt is located. He brilliantly relates the landscape and change in seasons to unlikely, meaningful relationships that evolve throughout the life cycle. The characters and their challenges are universal, and the story is refreshingly life affirming.

Libby1 This is one of my #FiveStarPredictions ! 2y
Skybariline @Libby1 I hope you enjoy it! 2y
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littlereadersophia
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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just chilling with this new Amazing book

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HeatherBookNerd
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Pickpick

This is my second Kent Haruf book, and I'll definitely continue this trilogy. I love Haruf's spare, unpretentious prose and the quietly affecting emotional threads within his stories. This book focuses on a handful of residents in rural Holt, Colorado, and the unexpected intertwining of lives that bring big changes for all of them over the course of several months. Lovely book.

Anna40 That's my next Haruf book too! Haven't started it yet... 2y
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Giordano89
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BookishMarginalia What pretty covers! 2y
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Lola
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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After two heavy pieces of non-fiction and one of mind candy fiction, I'm really enjoying my time in Holt, Colorado. Quiet beautiful writing is exactly what I was on the mood for. #bookandcoffee #morningreading

Bookworm83 I adore Haruf's books. 2y
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shawnmooney
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Pickpick

Straight white men had a stranglehold on Western literary culture for far too long, their often horny, grouchy, othering, unkind narratives blotting out other voices. I am a little late to the Kent Haruf party, but WOW he is a whole other kettle of fish. This novel of bullying, boyhood, love, friendship—and, yes, animal husbandry—in a prairie town is told in perfect, plain prose with heaps of unsentimental compassion. Just freaking beautiful.

Ange44 The whole trilogy is beautiful. He's so wonderful. 2y
Sydsavvy Sounds great! 2y
Soubhiville Oh wow! Shining review! Guess it's time to bump it up on my TBR! It's probably been sitting on the shelf for a year or so. 2y
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Suzze @Ange44 Trilogy? Went and looked....I never read the third one! Don't know how I missed it. Thanks for the elbow. 😁 2y
Ange44 @Suzze Yeah, the third one is Benediction. It's great! 2y
LeahBergen Great review! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
saresmoore Insightful review and I totally agree. In a great aberration from all planned reading, I devoured Eventide in the course of a few days and it did not disappoint even a little. 2y
ReadingEnvy Loved it too. 🙌🏼 2y
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SharonGoforth
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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And the last of today's haul from 2nd and Charles 📚📚. I bought all of the books in my last 3 posts plus a couple of book bags for around $60. Not bad...

Booknerd2 Love The Devil's Punchbowl!!!❤️ 2y
SharonGoforth @Booknerd2 👍👍😀 2y
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shawnmooney
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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❤💜💖❤💜💖

rwrkb Love that book so hard 2y
principalreader McPheron brothers high up on my list of all time favorite fictional characters 1y
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mauveandrosysky
Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Pickpick

A surprisingly tender yet unsentimental novel about a community of people living in a rural Colorado town, and the poignant ways in which their lives intersect.

Haruf writes in stark, simple prose, evoking deep emotions in an understated way that sneaks up on you. It's refreshing to see such genuine tenderness and compassion between characters.

mauveandrosysky About time I read this one, @Eamann ! 2y
Mackypup Absolutely love Kent Haruf's writing. Can never go wrong with one of his books! 2y
Ericmanciniwriter I couldn't be more excited that all my favorite Litsy people seem to be reading Haruf at the same time. Benediction is a brain-exploder 2y
shawnmooney Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! ❤❤ 2y
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Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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I loved this novel and was totally absorbed by the lives of the inhabitants of this small colarado town. The characterisation and dialogue was brilliant and i don't understand why i had not read him before. My only criticism is that i wish the book had been a hundred pages longer, however as its part of a trilogy i can't wait to get to the next one. I'd taken a photo already of the book and on searching found this cartoon, readers may sympathise

shawnmooney I am about halfway through and completely enchanted by it! 😍 2y
saresmoore I felt the same way about the length! I'm also looking forward to the next two. This cartoon is great—I found myself wishing that Haruf had drawn up a map of Holt for us readers! 2y
ReadingEnvy I felt sad whenit ended, so thank goodness for more books. 2y
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