Eventide

Eventide

by Kent Haruf
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Eventide by Kent Haruf

One of The Best Books of The Year: Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, The Plain Dealer, and Rocky Mountain News

Kent Haruf, award-winning, bestselling author of Plainsong returns to the high-plains town of Holt, Colorado, with a novel of masterful authority. The aging McPheron brothers are learning to live without Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they took in and who has now left their ranch to start college. A lonely young boy stoically cares for his grandfather while a disabled couple tries to protect their a violent relative. As these lives unfold and intersect, Eventide unveils the immemorial truths about human beings: their fragility and resilience, their selfishness and goodness, and their ability to find family in one another.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375725760
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/03/2005
Series: Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 67,964
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Kent Haruf is the author of five previous novels (and, with the photographer Peter Brown, West of Last Chance). His honors include a Whiting Foundation Writers’ Award, the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award, the Wallace Stegner Award, and a special citation from the PEN/Hemingway Foundation; he was also a finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the New Yorker Book Award. He died in November 2014, at the age of seventy-one.

Hometown:

South Central Mountains of Colorado

Date of Birth:

February 24, 1943

Place of Birth:

Pueblo, Colorado

Education:

B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1965; M.F.A., Iowa University (Writers' Workshop), 1973

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Eventide 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This highly and uniqely descriptive work kept me reading from cover to cover. I haven't read this authors work in the past, though I will begin Plainsong next. The way the ending left on a positive note was pleasant though seemed to be a bit weak for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A story with heart. The characters span the generations and the author empathizes with them and brings them to life. Highly recommended. If you haven't read Plainsong yet, be sure to read that first though you can start with this sequel and it will be a complete experience also.
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mystery53 More than 1 year ago
Such a talented author. Read everything you can by Kent Haruf.
rosio More than 1 year ago
Being raised in a small town in Illinois was much like being raised in Holt, Colorado. Therefore, I feel I know all the characters that rise up like unforgettable memories in Mr. Haruf's Eventide. The story and the people are dear and captivating. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading and loves to get lost in a book that can't be put down. I would also recommend the book for book club discussions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading Plainsong I had to follow it up with Eventide--the characters became "friends", and I had to know what happened to them. The books are beautifully written in a quiet voice and I was unable to put them down. I will definitely be reading more of Mr. Haruf's works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kept waiting for a connection between the different plot lines and it never happened.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are so real and the story stays with you. There is something soulful and poetic in Mr. Haruf's writing.
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Technically a sequel to Plainsong but with a very different feel. Where Plainsong was haunting and spare this one reads a bit more like a Richard Russo small town saga. Enjoyable enough but not magical.
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BRMiller More than 1 year ago
Again, Haruf had me captured with his down to Earth and true to life writing. It seemed a little more complex than Plainsong, and it was definitely more heartbreaking (from what I can remember). I'm looking forward to reading his other books now.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved Plainsong, but this sequel just did not capture me like the first did. Beautifully descriptive. There were several storylines, the main one being the McPheron brothers which was by far the best and most entertaining. The storyline of DJ and his grandfather was the weakest, had no point, and ended oddly. Hopefully there will be another story that will clarify for us. Haruf is one of my favorite authors but this story just did not match up to the others. I am not real fond of the way that it is written with the sentences and the dialogs all running together without quotation marks. Otherwise it was a beautifully written book about an area of the country and a profession I know all to well and love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was surprised that Mr. Haruf chose the two elderly farmers to continue Plainsong, but as only he can, Haruf writes so down-to-earth and honest that this farm-life story held me to the very end. I love the dialogue and true-to-life manner in which he depicts his characters. It kept me bound to the very end. At first,I did think it ended a little abruptly, yet, upon reflection, he leaves it on a positive note from which it is not difficult to draw your own satisfactory conclusions.