Our Souls at Night: A novel

Our Souls at Night: A novel
Genre: Literary
Tags: 2015, Date: May 15, Indie Next Reads, Library Reads, Star: All Stars, Star: Booklist, Star: LJ, Star: PW, Stars
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Year: 2015
Length: 192 p.
ASIN: 1101875895
ISBN: 1101875895
“A fitting close to a storied career, a beautiful rumination on aging, accommodation, and our need to connect…. As a meditation on life and forthcoming death, Haruf couldn’t have done any better. He has given us a powerful, pared-down story of two characters who refuse to go gentle into that good night.” —Lynn Rosen, The Philadelphia Enquirer
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About the Book

A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future.

In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf’s inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis’s wife. His daughter lives hours away in Colorado Springs, her son even farther away in Grand Junction, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with.

Their brave adventures—their pleasures and their difficulties—are hugely involving and truly resonant, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer’s enduring contribution to American literature.

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