kent haruf's eventide
this sequel to plainsong takes place a couple of years after the first book, and my three favorite characters are back at the forefront, along with some new ones--mostly troubled children, along w/ a social worker. it's a little bit darker than its predecessor, but the gruff-but-kindly old men carry the day once again. i found myself going "AWW!!" out loud a few times (the UGN, or universal girl noise, as coined by saurav). i loved it just as much as plainsong and i selfishly want kent haruf to keep writing about these characters, because they're just all so sweet and lovable and human.