Our Souls at NighteBook - 2015
The Boston Globe, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and The Denver Post
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, her son even farther, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in empty houses, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with. But maybe that could change? As Addie and Louis come to know each other better--their pleasures and their difficulties--a beautiful story of second chances unfolds, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer's enduring contribution to American literature.
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JCLMelodyMK Jul 11, 2018
Title to be discussed Saturday June 9th, 2018
In Holt, Colorado, widower Louis Waters is initially thrown when the widowed Addie Moore suggests that they spend time together, in bed, to stave off loneliness, but soon they are exchanging the confidences and memories.
JCLKariE Jun 03, 2016
Addie, a widow, invites her neighbor Louis, a widower, to share the nights together. Addie does not want to sleep alone anymore; she needs to talk and feel connected to someone again. A friendship blossoms and fills both of their lives with happiness. Haruf sets this story, like Plainsong, in his... Read More »
JCLStefanieE Mar 02, 2016
The story itself is one of loneliness, second chances, and generational differences. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys stories about complex family relationships. I thought it was beautiful and thought-provoking.
JCLMELODYK Jun 26, 2015
Two old people reach out to each other and experience a peaceful happiness that is expanded by the arrival of a young child and a rescue dog. Pure, earthly joy is shared among this sweet family until the old woman's son interferes with his foolish morality.
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