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Friday, January 2, 2015

Kent Haruf's first book...

The Tie That Binds

The Tie That Binds

By: Kent Haruf

Genre:  Adult Fiction

Pages: 256

Published: 2000

Read: December

3 out of 5

One of my favorite book/trilogies of 2014 was Plainsong, so of course I wanted to read more from Haruf. If I wasn’t comparing this novel to the trilogy, I may have rated it higher. It is definitely worth the read, but I had higher expectations. There are two main reasons it slightly disappointed me. First, Plainsong involved the entire community. Haruf writes as though his characters were your friends; this story focused on only two families so the reader loses that bond.  Secondly, the premise was about an 80 year old woman being on trial for murder. However, that is only mentioned at the beginning and the tail end of story with no outcome mentioned. With that said, Haruf’s writing is still phenomenal and the emotion he can evoke from his readers for the characters is amazing. It’s that when I read the synopsis, I thought it would be different and it didn’t compare to Plainsong.  

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