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Thursday, September 4, 2014

The last of Plainsong trilogy

Benediction (Plainsong, #3)

By: Ken Haruf

Genre:  Adult fiction

Pages: 258

Published: 2013

Read: September

4.5 0ut of 5

I absolutely love Haruf’s writing. It’s so simple, but amazingly elegant. This book, the last of the Plainsong trilogy, takes place in the same small Colorado town of Holt. To my disappointment, he introduced new families and never really references the community members from the previous two books. I would have liked a follow-up on the previous characters, which is normally expected when reading a trilogy.  I still enjoyed the story and characters and very much appreciated Haruf’s insight on a beautiful community. Benediction could be a stand only novel; however reading them in order enables you to visualize how the town progresses versus the people.  Holt is definitely a small town I could imagine myself living in.  

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