When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife must work together, along with their daughter, to make his final days as comfortable as possible, despite the bitter absence of their estranged son. Next door, a young girl moves in with her grandmother and contends with the memories that Dad’s condition stirs up of her own mother’s death. A newly arrived preacher attempts to mend his strained relationships with his wife and son, and soon faces the disdain of his congregation when he offers more than they are used to getting on Sunday mornings. And throughout, an aging widow and her middleaged daughter do all they can to ease the pain of their friends and neighbors. Haruf here gives us his most indelible portrait yet of this small town, one that highlights the compassion, the suffering and, above all, the humanity of its inhabitants.
KENT Haruf’s honors include a Whiting Foundation Award, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, and a special citation from the PEN/Hemingway Foundation. He lives with his wife, Cathy, in the town of Salida in their native Colorado.
Location: Street: Maria's Bookshop Additional: 960 Main Ave City: Durango, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 81301-5122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)