Saturday, April 11, 2015

2015 book 89

Kent Haruf Our Souls At Night
Haruf's final novel is a brief and lovely story about an old woman who initiates a relationship with an old man, a neighbor, just for talking and sleeping and so she won't feel so alone. They discuss their lives and secrets, all while having some really beautiful moments, particularly with the woman's young grandson. Things also get a teensy bit meta toward the end, which made me smile. Look, I can't describe a Haruf novel in any way that makes it sound exciting, but all of his books and his writing are really compelling to me, and this was no exception. I will miss having a new work of his to look forward to. A-/B+.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in May.

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