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Benediction
Kent Haruf
Adult Fiction HARUF

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Avatar for Minnetonka Library Staff Minnetonka Library Staff said:
Another great novel set in Holt, Colorado from Kent Haruf. Very well written in a no-frills style. Great story, great characters. One of my favorites in 2013.
posted Mar 27, 2013 at 3:13PM
Avatar for EmilyEm EmilyEm said:
Dad Lewis will not live through the summer. We follow his days with his wife Mary, his daughter Lorraine, townspeople and a little girl named Alice who changes some lives for the better. Benediction is an elegy to a life lived on its own terms with few regrets. Haruf captures time, place and the rhythms of High Plains life and character so well. He writes sparely but so elegantly, a treasure.
posted Aug 23, 2013 at 9:51PM
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main characters Dad Lewis
Male
Married
Diagnosed with terminal cancer; spending his last days with his wife and daughter, but misses his estranged son.
Hardware store proprietor

Mary Lewis
Female
Married
Trying to make her husband's last days comfortable.

Lorraine Lewis
Female
Hastens back from Denver to be with her father who is dying of terminable cancer; misses her estranged brother.

Alice
Girl
Moves in with her grandmother who lives next door to the Lewis's; dealing with the painful memories of her own mother's death.



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