Plainsong

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A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver. 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. Utterly true to the rhythms and patterns of life, Plainsong is a novel to care about, believe in, and learn from.
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9780375406188
9780788742026
9781449879082
9781568951478
9781568958392
9780375726934
9780375705854
Reading Level:
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Level 4.6, 13 Points
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770L
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Grouping Title plainsong
Grouping Author haruf kent
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-15 23:12:06PM
Last Indexed 2018-07-15 23:47:30PM

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display_description National Book Award Finalist
A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver.
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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subject_facet Audiobooks, City and town life -- Colorado -- Fiction, Colorado -- Fiction, Downloadable audio books, Families -- Colorado -- Fiction, Families -- Fiction, Farm life -- Colorado -- Fiction, Farmers -- Colorado -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Colorado -- Fiction, High school teachers -- Colorado -- Fiction, Large type books, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Single fathers -- Colorado -- Fiction, Teenage pregnancy -- Colorado -- Fiction
title_display Plainsong
title_full Plainsong, Plainsong / by Kent Haruf, Plainsong [(text) large print] / Kent Haruf, Plainsong [electronic resource] / Kent Haruf, Plainsong [sound recording] / by Kent Haruf
title_short Plainsong
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topic_facet Audiobooks, City and town life, Families, Farm life, Farmers, Fathers and sons, Fiction, High school teachers, Large type books, Literature, Man-woman relationships, Single fathers, Teenage pregnancy