Plainsong by Kent Haruf


Kent Haruf’s endearing work takes you to a small town in Colorado, and introduces you to the community through a pregnant teenager and two preteen boys who witnessed the dissolution of their parent’s marriage.  There is something really special about this novel – so much so, that it was nominated for the National Book Award, and rightly so.  I loved the vivid landscape and the virtues and the imperfections of Haruf’s finely crafted cast of characters.  It is so real, and yet contains all the things about our human condition that gives up hope.  I highly recommend this novel!

5 stars (out of 5)
Published in 1999
301 pages


About Suzanne

I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids who loves to read.
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