Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future. In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf's inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis's wife. His daughter lives hours away in Colorado Springs, her son even farther away in Grand Junction, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781101923467
1101923466
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital
Additional Contributors: Bramhall, Mark

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AnnabelleLee27 Oct 16, 2016

A love story about and for people who are not teenagers or twenty-somethings (finally - thank goodness!). I absolutely loved the pace, voice, and treatment of love and connection in this short, beautiful, evocative, haunting novel.

JCLStefanieE Mar 02, 2016

I found the narrator to be quite pleasant in both tone and voice. The story itself is one of loneliness, second chances, and generational differences. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys stories about complex family relationships.

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clarafuller
Jul 30, 2015

I love Haruf's writing, but the theme of this book disappointed. The book is about two lonely people with no anchors in their lives. Sadly, it ends with two lonely people with no anchors in their lives.

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