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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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Amelia Viars

Posted July 28, 2017

On the High Plains of Colorado, a teacher is left alone to raise his two young boys, and two elderly bachelor brothers shelter a young mother and child on their ranch.  Haruf’s spare, yet eloquent, descriptions of the struggles and relatio…

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