Kent Haruf's Our Souls at Night PDF

By Kent Haruf

ISBN-10: 1101875895

ISBN-13: 9781101875896

A spare but eloquent, bittersweet but inspiring tale of a guy and a
woman who, in complex age, come jointly to strive against with the occasions of
their lives and their hopes for the upcoming destiny.

In the
commonplace surroundings of Holt, Colorado, domestic to all of Kent Haruf’s
inimitable fiction, Addie Moore can pay an unforeseen stopover at to a neighbor,
Louis Waters. Her husband died years in the past, as did his spouse, and in such a
small city they certainly have recognized of one another for many years; in
fact, Addie used to be fairly keen on Louis’s spouse. His daughter lives hours
away in Colorado Springs, her son even farther away in Grand Junction,
and Addie and Louis have lengthy been dwelling on my own in homes now empty of
family, the nights so extraordinarily lonely, specifically without one to speak

Their courageous adventures—their pleasures and their difficulties—are highly related to and really resonant, making Our Souls at Night the proper ultimate installment to this loved writer’s enduring contribution to American literature.

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Well. You’re looking better. Come in. Her hair was brushed back from her face and she looked pretty. They sat as before at the kitchen table and drank and talked a little. Then she said, I’m ready to go up, are you? Yes. She set their glasses in the sink and he followed her upstairs. He went to the bathroom and got into his pajamas and folded his clothes in the corner. She was in bed in her nightgown when he entered the bedroom. She drew back the covers and he lay down. You didn’t leave your pajamas here last time.

I don’t think it’s the way to live. It isn’t for me anyway. All right. I wish I had your good sense. You’re right, of course. Are you over it now? I’m getting there. Do you want another beer? No. But if you want more wine I’ll sit here with you while you drink it. I’ll just watch you. 8 I was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, she said. We lived out on the northeast side of town. We had a nice two-story clapboard house. My father was a businessman and did well and my mother was a very good housekeeper and a good cook.

Louis laughed. I’d like to have heard that. What’d you say? I said you are a good friend and sometimes we get together at night and lie down and talk. Well, that’s not a lie, Louis said.

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