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Another great novel set in Holt, Colorado from Kent Haruf. Very well written in a no-frills style. Great story, great characters.
posted Mar 27, 2013 at 3:13PM
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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Diagnosed with terminal cancer; spending his last days with his wife and daughter, but misses his estranged son.
Hardware store proprietor
Trying to make her husband's last days comfortable.
Hastens back from Denver to be with her father who is dying of terminable cancer; misses her estranged brother.
Moves in with her grandmother who lives next door to the Lewis's; dealing with the painful memories of her own mother's death.