#2 in series

Eventide

Book 2 in the series

4.16 based on 12540 ratings & 1145 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 11.04.2013
ISBN: 9781447240457
Number of pages: 336

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

Wonderful . . . peopled with individuals whose ordinary lives are invested with epic quality and truth.
Sunday Times
Highly charged and compassionate . . . Every action in Holt casts a long shadow, and the gist of Haruf ’s story is what happens when those shadows touch. The results are equal parts grace and calamity . . . slow, deliberate, highly charged.
New Yorker
This is a novel that succeeds in affirming life without ducking its hardships.
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