Released on 11 April 2013.

#2 in series
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Eventide

4.18 based on 13769 ratings & 1271 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

Harold and Raymond McPheron are finally waving goodbye to their beloved Victoria, a young mother with a first chance at an education. Betty and Luther Wallace are struggling to keep their heads above water and their children out of care, and in the same town young friends Dena and DJ find solace away from their own troubled homes. As these stories unfold and entwine, tragedy strikes the McPheron household and life is thrown irrevocably off course.

Heart-breaking yet hopeful, Kent Haruf's Eventide is an unflinching depiction of the hardships of small-town life, lit up by astonishing moments of redemption.

In the media

Haruf ’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed and bestselling Plainsong is as lovely and accomplished as its predecessor . . . And while there is much sadness and hardship in this portrait of a community, Haruf ’s sympathy for his characters, no matter how flawed they are, make this an uncommonly rich novel.
Publishers Weekly
A kind book in a cruel world . . . Honest impulses, real people and the occasional workings of grace.
Washington Post
Eventide is imbued with an unspoken affection that transforms the commonplace into specific, intimate and moving reality.
Times Literary Supplement