Monday, June 14, 2004

Eventide by Kent Haruf

Eventide is by Kent Haruf, author of Plainsong, a book I read a few years ago and really enjoyed about two elderly brothers who take in an unwed mother and her baby. They are farmers and the presence of this new "family" changes their lives. Eventide is a sequel that follows the mother as she leaves the brothers and takes her baby off to live with her while she goes to college. I did not like the sequel as much as Plainsong and felt Eventide had a very abrupt ending. Still, Haruf is a very good storyteller.

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