Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 320 p. Previous Owner's Inscription. Ex-Library expected imperfections.
From the Publisher
One of the most beloved novels in recent years, Plainsong
was a best-seller from coast to coast-and now Kent Haruf returns to
the High Plains community of Holt, Colorado, with a story of even
more masterful authority.
When the McPheron brothers see Victoria Roubideaux, the single
mother they'd taken in, move from their ranch to begin college, an
emptiness opens before them-and for many other townspeople it also
promises to be a long, hard winter. A young boy living alone with
his grandfather helps out a neighbor whose husband, off in Alaska,
suddenly isn't coming home, leaving her to raise their two
daughters. At school the children of a disabled couple suffer
indignities that their parents know all too well in their own
lives, with only a social worker to look after them and a violent
relative to endanger them further. But in a small town a great many
people encounter one another frequently, often surprisingly, and
destinies soon become entwined-for good and for ill-as they
confront events that sorely test the limits of their resilience and
means, with no refuge available except what their own character and
that of others afford them.
Spring eventually does reach across the land, and how the people of
Eventide get there makes for an engrossing, profoundly
moving novel rich in the wisdom, humor, and humanity for which Kent
Haruf is justly acclaimed.