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Eventide : a novel
Kent Haruf
Adult Fiction HARUF

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Summary: One of the most beloved novels in recent years,Plainsongwas a best-seller from coast to coast--and now Kent Haruf returns to the High Plains community of Holt, Colorado, with a story of even more masterful authority. When the McPheron brothers see Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they'd taken in, move from their ranch to begin college, 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, leaving 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--as they confront events that sorely test the limits of their resilience and means, with no refuge available except what their own character and that of others afford them. Spring eventually does reach across the land, and how the people ofEventideget there makes for an engrossing, profoundly moving novel rich in the wisdom, humor, and humanity for which Kent Haruf is justly acclaimed.


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main characters Harold McPheron
Male
Age: Elderly
Bachelor
Raymond's brother.
Rancher

Raymond McPheron
Male
Age: Elderly
Bachelor
Harold's brother.
Rancher

Victoria Roubideaux
Female
Age: 19
Single mother
Living with the McPherons; preparing to go away to college.

Rose Tyler
Female
Helping a struggling disabled couple to make a better life.
Social worker

DJ Kephart
Male
Age: 11
Orphan
Lives with and cares for his retired grandfather.

Mary Wells
Female
Mother
Her husband abandoned her and their daughters.



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