Plainsong

Kobo ebook | April 3, 2001

byKent Haruf

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"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 AWARD


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"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 a...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 3, 2001Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0375726934

ISBN - 13:9780375726934

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from WorthWhile This book called Plainsong, is an excellent book. It looks at the many difficult situations people go through in life. Victoria, one of the characters in this book is a young girl who gets pregnant. It shows all the things she has to go through, like losing her mother. It shows how a single father has to raise two young boys, because their mother goes crazy. These are real life situations, and you may even learn something from it. I know I did. These life stories can help you through your own problems. Two old men in this book learn how to accept and live with new things. It is an excellent book, and something you could really learn from. Enjoy!
Date published: 2001-05-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Concept To Think About Plainsong is the story of three groups of people - a pregnant girl, a father of two, and two old bachleors. These three groups will become intertwined in very realistic and ordinary ways. Plainsong presents a look at everyday people dealing with their life issues. Haruf paints a picture for the reader of the need for family and challenges the reader to think about what constitutes a family. The message that I gained from reading Plainsong was that of family by choice. Once you have love, caring and commitment within a group of people you have the seeds of a family. Plainsong was an interesting novel to read. Often as readers we expect the deep and dark rather than the ordinary. This is a new concept to behold. I have spent alot of time reflecting on Plainsong and the strongest message is of the necessity family in any form. I would recommend this book.
Date published: 2001-03-06