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"Plainsong" by Kent Haruf

Wednesday, August 07, 2024, 6 p.m.

Following several families in the fictional town of Holt, Colorado, Plainsong is an acclaimed and delicate story of small town life. History teacher Tom Guthrie and his two sons cope with life without Tom’s wife, who has abandoned the family. A young neighbor becomes pregnant, is kicked out of her alcoholic mother’s house, and is taken in by rough bachelor brothers, while another teacher at the school struggles with her senile father.

The first in a trilogy, Plainsong is Kent Haruf’s most acclaimed book, all of his other works are set in this fictional corner small town and follow the multi-dimensional characters with empathy and understanding.

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