Plainsong

3.99 based on 44704 ratings & 3388 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 11.04.2013
ISBN: 9781447240440
Number of pages: 304

Synopsis

In Holt, Colorado, 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, Plainsong explores the grace and hope of every human life and mankind’s infinity capacity for love.

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Plainsong is a well-crafted investigation into how disparate voices, each unique and interconnected, can come together in the most unlikely of circumstances . . . Haruf offers a fresh approach by creating layers which intensify and deepen as the novel progresses, alternating between each character's life at every chapter
Observer
Plainsong becomes a story of mythic proportion, and not just a story about a small town in the American West, but a story of universal concern. Our story
Boston Review
A first-rate, old-fashioned read
Time Out