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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A great story about a great little town

Plainsong by Kent Haruf


By: Kent Haruf

Genre:  Adult fiction

Pages: 301

Published: 2000

Read: August

5 out of 5

I loved this story and how it weaved stories of individuals in Holt, Colorado to make one great simple story. The story is told by several different points of views on the events in their life and the community as a whole. There are no major twists and turns, however the events are tragic to the individual affected in their own way. With the in-depth descriptions of the community, surroundings, and characters, the town was colored so beautifully you couldn’t help but feel you belonged.  This fantastic work of literature reminds me of the writing of Jane Hamilton or Andre Dubus II. I will definitely be following the lives of the Guthrie, Ike and Bobby, Victoria and the McPheron brothers in the rest of trilogy. 

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