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EBOOK × EPUB Our Souls at Night ê 9781101923450 ↠ A spare yet elouent 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 futureIn the familiar setting of Holt Colorado home to all of Kent Haruf's inimitable fictIn 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 literatur Growing up the earliest years of my childhood my paternal grandparents lived close by my father was a pilot and was freuently gone for days and I spent many days in my grandparent’s tiny caretaker apartment I would follow my grandfather around while he polished the pews of the church spruced up the grounds sat by his side and “helped” him write his poetry or just “sit a spell and ponder’ with him With my grandmother I’d help piece her uilts together or help her in their tiny kitchen making cookies dough for bread baking bread She would invariably send me home with a small ball of dough for my as a reminder that “love grows when you hold it in your open hands” When they moved to Florida I was crushed but I still saw them several times a year Not as often as weekly but we wrote often The year my grandmother died my father called to tell me the news and I cried Two days after she died I got a letter in the mail I recognized the shaky cursive handwriting at once and whatever composure I’d managed to grasp in that in between time dissolved There is nothing in that letter from my grandmother that was portentious it was much the same as several other letters I’d received from her how the oranges in their grove were doing and so on but these were her last words to me I cherish them I opened Our Souls at Night” this last novel of Haruf’s much the same way with reverence for these last words Haruf’s writing as always has a uiet gentleness and compassion with so much basic “goodness” that is rare a treasure In all of Haruf's novel you must set aside the world and its busy ness and just sit a spell and ponder

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Bor 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 uite 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 Engaging and touching A 70 year old widow in a small Colorado town goes over one day to a neighbor’s house He’s a widower a nice guy she knew from the days when she used to be good friends with his wife She makes an audacious proposal We’re both lonely; why don’t you come over at night and sleep with me no sex we’ll just talk It worksOf course the local gossips get wind of this but at their age neither of them cares They decide to flaunt their relationship going together to the busiest lunch place in town at noon They engage in candid conversation opening their souls to each other Maybe they even talk of things they never told their spouses They bare their souls about an affair a child’s death the death of their spouses unfulfilled dreamsMeanwhile the woman’s six year old grandson moves in with her while his parents are working on repairing their marriage in a distant city The three some now make a family spending all their time with the child as if they were all just starting out They even get a dog And they lived happily ever afterNo they didn’tThis was my first book by this author who is best known for his Plainsong trilogy Eventide is #2 and Benediction #3 The author 1943 2014 set all his stories in the fictional town of Holt in eastern Colorado actually based on Yuma CO Our Souls was his last work finished the week before he died from a lung disease In 2017 the book was made into a movie of the same name starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda Top photo of Yuma CO from coloradodirectorycomMiddle photo of Yuma by Loco Steve on flickrcomThe author from NY Timescom

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Our Souls at NightA spare yet elouent 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 futureIn the familiar setting of Holt Colorado home to all of Kent Haruf's inimitable fiction Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neigh Kent Haruf wrote Our Souls at Night under a death sentence Despite knowing his life was coming to a sooner end than it should or perhaps because of this he created a story about finding love in the final chapter Our Souls at Night is simply profoundly an exuisite homage to love And it broke my heart Because the story Because there will be no I read Our Souls at Night in one sitting and wept in the final pages Even now thinking of endings of the ending of this book the ending of an author I adore I weep I weep for aging bodies for small mean minds that do such damage for the elderly forgotten and alone I weep for all the stories we will never witness And I come full circle to mourn a cherished voice silenced by disease and death Kent Haruf is the author I take to other countries pressing his name into the ears of readers not familiar with his work Plainsong I say Eventide Benediction Purity Wisdom Grace An American voice like no other And to this I add the perfection of Our Souls at Night Addie Moore and Louis Waters are neighbors familiar but not friends in Haruf's conjured Holt CO In their 70s they are both widowed and living alone with their fractured pasts One day Addie approaches Louis and asks if he would consider coming to her house occasionally to share her bed I’m talking about getting through the night she says And lying warm in bed companionably Lying down in bed together and you staying the night The nights are the worst Don’t you thinkYes I think so he says That's all you really need to know about the plot What follows is achingly beautiful and gracious and solemn; a meditation on living in the present a reuiem to the held hand My heart is so full of admiration and affection for Kent Haruf his stories his characters his dry dusty flat eastern Colorado I ache for what was what will never be again I am thankful for this final perfect book—written for his wife and true love Cathy—and her generosity in sharing it with her husband's readers Kent you are so missed Thank you