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 ...
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.
Fine in Fine jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author(s) "Kent Haruf returns to the High Plains community of Holt, Colorado, with a story of even more masterful authority. When the McPherson brothers see Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they'd taken in, move form their ranch to begin colege, an emptiness opens before them-and for many other townspeople it also promises to be a long, hard winter. A young boy living alone with his grandfather helps out a neighbor whose husband, off in Alaska, suddenly isn't coming home, leaaving her to raise their two daughters. At school the children of a disabled couple suffer indignities that their parents know all too well in their own lives, with only a social worker to look after them and a violent relative to endanger them further. But in a small town a great many people encounter one another frequently, often surprisingly, and destinies soon become entwined-for good and for ill".
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0375411585. Inscribed by Haruf on the title page. A crease to the front flap, and a small abrasion to the front panel. In this sequel to Plainsong, Kent Haruf returns to the High Plains of Colorado to continue the story of young Victoria Roubideaux and the McPheron brothers who took her in when she became pregnant. A signed ARC in pictorial wrappers is included.; Signed by Author.
Near Fine in Near Fine in Archival Plastic jacket. A handsome First Edition, First Printing signed by the author on the title page at a local signing. By the author of the best-selling "Plainsong." In dark brown and red paper boards, the books is in unread condition but has two tiny nicks on the spine. The dustjacket is complete and fine but for a tiny knick on the front crease.
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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