Released on 11 April 2013.

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Plainsong

4 based on 46501 ratings & 3564 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

Set in Kent Haruf's fictional landscape of Holt County, Colorado, Plainsong is a story of simple lives told with extraordinary empathy. Tom Guthrie is struggling to bring up his two young sons alone. In the same town, school girl Victoria Roubideaux finds herself pregnant and homeless. Whilst Tom’s sons find their way forward without their mother, quiet and gentle Harold and Raymond McPheron agree to take Victoria in, unaware that their lives are about to change forever.

A novel of haunting beauty from one of America's greatest writers of our time, Plainsong explores the grace and hope of every human life and mankind’s infinite capacity for love.

In the media

True to the country he writes about, Haruf builds his characters out of small gestures and daily rituals, not dialogue. Theirs is a deep language, like the rumble before an earthquake
Los Angeles Times
Plainsong is nothing short of a revelation. I don't expect to read a better novel this year. Or next, for that matter.
Richard Russo
The hundreds of thousands of fans of this book have been nothing less than devotional in their praise of Kent Haruf
Times Literary Supplement