Summary

Haruf made his name with the heartfelt Plainsong, a best seller and a finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. The subsequent Eventide, also a best seller, revisited Plainsongs setting, high-plains Holt, CO. Haruf again returns to Holt but with a new cast, among them Dad Lewis, dying of cancer and comforted by his wife and daughter though still estranged from his son. Then theres the little girl mourning her mother and a new preacher struggling with both his family and his congregation. Bittersweet charm and a big, big tour.


From the beloved and bestselling author of "Plainsong" and "Eventide" comes a story of life and death, and the ties that bind, once again set out on the High Plains in Holt, Colorado. Haruf gives an indelible portrait a small town and reveals the humanity of its inhabitants.