With Victoria Roubideaux now at college, the McPheron brothers are alone on their farm once again, yet struggling to settle back into old ways and routines; Tom Guthrie and Maggie Jones, meanwhile, are finding their future together more assured, even while they're still finding their feet as a couple. Alongside these familiar faces and places, ...
With Victoria Roubideaux now at college, the McPheron brothers are alone on their farm once again, yet struggling to settle back into old ways and routines; Tom Guthrie and Maggie Jones, meanwhile, are finding their future together more assured, even while they're still finding their feet as a couple. Alongside these familiar faces and places, however, are new characters and their stories: Betty and Luther, who are struggling to keep their heads above water and their children Joy Rae and Richie out of care; eleven-year-old DJ who has spent much of his supposedly carefree childhood caring for his cantankerous grandfather Walter; DJ's friend Dena, her mother and sister, all of whom are trying to adjust to life and a home without the girls' father. Eloquent and evocative, Eventide paints a convincing, compelling picture of small-town life in Holt County, Colorado.
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It is difficult to find a sequel that comes close to being as good as the first book. This one does it in spades. Kent Haruf shines again in this heart warming follow-up to Plainsong. The characters in the book are plain folks, just like most of us. A must read!
Oct 23, 2011
A worthy companion to Plainsong, even if not quite working on that level.
Oct 30, 2009
A great author
A beautifully written story, but very very sad because it could be about anyone's family, friends or hometown. I enjoy how the author 's focus is not just on one or two characters, but a community that could belong to this generation.
Aug 14, 2008
bought this the day after reading "Plainsong"(in one day), from my brother, the bookseller. he said i couldn't get this one because he and his bride had to wait 2 years to find out what happened to all the characters. just such a lovely writer, and the book is set up exquisitely.
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