iRead book for July: Plainsong

Posted on: Monday, June 17, 2013 at 9:30:00 am

clientuploads/blog/adults/iRead/Plainsong Cover.jpgLooking to add more hours to your Summer Reading Log?  Check out a copy of Kent Haruf's Plainsong and join the iRead Book Club for a lively discussion on Monday, July 1.

In the small town of Holt, Colorado, a high school teacher is confronted with raising his two boys alone after their mother retreats first to the bedroom, then altogether. A teenage girl — her father long since disappeared, her mother unwilling to have her in the house — is pregnant, alone herself, with nowhere to go. And out in the country, two brothers, elderly bachelors, work the family homestead, the only world they’ve ever known.

From these unsettled lives emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together — their fates somehow overcoming the powerful circumstances of place and station, their confusion, curiosity, dignity and humor intact and resonant. As the milieu widens to embrace fully four generations, Kent Haruf displays an emotional and aesthetic authority to rival the past masters of a classic American tradition.*

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