Eventide

Eventide

Kent Haruf, award-winning, bestselling author of Plainsong returns to the high-plains town of Holt, Colorado, with a novel of masterful authority. The aging McPheron brothers are learning to live without Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they took in and who has now left their ranch to start college. A lonely young boy stoically cares for his grandfather while a disabled couple tries to protect their violent relative. As these lives unfold and intersect, Eventide unveils the immemorial truths about human beings: their fragility and resilience, their selfishness and goodness, and their ability to find family in one another.

Title:Eventide
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780375725760
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    Eventide Reviews

  • Jaline

    Where I grew up, there was an old bachelor who lived about half a mile farther from town than we did. He lived in a tiny shack of a house and would often drop in to our place on the way to or from tow...

  • Candi

    “It was still hot outside, though the sun had begun to lean to the west, and the first intimations of fall were in the air – that smell of dust and dry leaves, that annual lonesomeness that comes ...

  • Will Byrnes

    Eventide continues Haruf’s depiction of Holt, Colorado, begun in Plainsong, of a small town with a wide range of humanity. Like Plainsong, Eventide is a beautiful work with moving characters captiva...

  • Karen

    This is the follow up to Plainsong, returning to the small town of Holt, Colorado.A few characters make appearances again along with several new ones. I was thrilled to be back with the McPheron broth...

  • Cecily

    Letting go, image source: http://sustainablejill.com/wp-content... Eventide is the brilliant and perfect follow-up to Plainsong, told in the same, spare language and set a couple of years later. You c...

  • Robin

    It's taken me a while to get here, but I've spent the last two weeks in Kent Haruf's world, reading Plainsong and then Eventide. It's been like a religious experience. His pages are a humble wooden pe...

  • Zoeytron

    I've never lived in a small town, nor even visited a cattle ranch, yet it feels like coming home to return once again to Holt, Colorado and the folks who live there.The old McPheron brothers are still...

  • Dolors

    It was with some regret that I turned the last page of “Eventide”, knowing there were no more volumes left for me to read in the “Plainsong trilogy”. The citizens of Holt, with their daily str...

  • Phrynne

    So beautiful - maybe even slightly better than Plainsong. Haruf writes from the heart and in doing so he touches ours. He features good people and bad people but that's how life is. Some of his charac...

  • Diane Barnes

    There's an awful lot of loneliness in this world, and meanness and cruelty and feelings of inadequacy and various other things that make being human feel like running the gauntlet just trying to make ...