From the beloved and best-selling author of Plainsong and Eventide comes a story of life and death, and the ties that bind, once again set out on the High Plains in Holt, Colorado.
When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. Their daughter, Lorraine, hastens back from Denver to help look after him; her devotion softens the bitter absence of their estranged son, Frank, but this cannot be willed away and remains a palpable presence for all three of them. Next door, a young girl named Alice moves in with her grandmother and contends with the painful memories that Dad's condition stirs up of her own mother's death. Meanwhile, the town's newly arrived preacher attempts to mend his strained relationships with his wife and teenaged son, a task that proves all the more challenging when he faces the disdain of his congregation after offering more than they are accustomed to getting on a Sunday morning. And throughout, an elderly widow and her middle-aged daughter do everything they can to ease the pain of their friends and neighbors.
Despite the travails that each of these families faces, together they form bonds strong enough to carry them through the most difficult of times. Bracing, sad and deeply illuminating, Benediction captures the fullness of life by representing every stage of it, including its extinction, as well as the hopes and dreams that sustain us along the way. Here Kent Haruf gives us his most indelible portrait yet of this small town and reveals, with grace and insight, the compassion, the suffering and, above all, the humanity of its inhabitants.
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|Grouping Author||haruf kent|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-25 22:58:20PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-24 23:56:19PM|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Richland Park|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Inglewood - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Richland Park - Adult Audiobook|
|display_description||A terminally ill cancer patient is attended throughout his final days by his wife and daughter while the trio contemplates their relationships with an estranged son, a situation that stirs up painful memories for a new next-door neighbor who has recently lost her mother.|
|format_catalog||Book, CD audio book, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780307959881, 9780307962157, 9780385363617, 9780385363648|
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|itype_catalog||, Book, CD audio book|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Richland Park|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000403051|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Alfred A. Knopf,|2013.|257 p. ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000403573|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Random House Audio,||7 sound discs (540 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:9674e74f-3d93-4414-8431-b3e65715ea5c|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2013|, overdrive:9ca24d66-28d1-451a-a801-16b093378667|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2013||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Colorado -- Fiction, Families -- Colorado -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Terminally ill -- Fiction|
|title_full||Benediction, Benediction / Kent Haruf, Benediction [sound recording] / Kent Haruf|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Families, Fiction, Literature, Psychological fiction, American, Terminally ill|