Benediction (Hardback)
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Benediction (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 11/04/2013

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A story of life and death, family and community, set out on the high plains of Colorado. Dad Lewis is dying. As the residents of Holt, Colorado pass in and out of his front door to voice their farewells, their prayers, their good wishes, Dad's wife and daughter work to make his final days as comfortable as possible, knowing all is tainted by the bitterness of an absent son. In the house across the street, a young girl moves in with her grandmother and is fascinated and unsettled by the memories that Dad's condition stir up of her own family's past. And down town another new arrival, the Reverend Rob Lyle, attempts to mend strained relationships of his own, as he faces up to his latest congregation. Benediction forms - with Plainsong and Eventide - a loose trilogy set in Haruf's fictional town of Holt, an imaginative landscape which is as vivid and powerful as those of Cormac McCarthy and Annie Proulx. Heart-breaking yet affirming, this is a novel that explores the pain, the compassion and above all the humanity of ordinary people.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447227526
Weight: 493 g
Dimensions: 241 x 158 x 23 mm

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“Moving and believable”

Benediction revolves around the last days of Dad Lewis in Holt, a small town in Colorado. The book is written in a simple but beautiful way which makes it very easy to read and hard to put down. As Dad Lewis’... More

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“Outstanding to the end”

A kent Haruf virgin I picked up this book thinking it was from a debut novelist as I had'nt heard of him before.
How wrong I was this was his sixth publication and it left me wanting to go back and read his back... More

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“Deep and moving”

Dad Lewis is dying, and as his last weeks of life ebb away, his friends come to pay their last respects, and Dad mulls over the actions and events that have affected his life and that of his family. Mary, his wife and... More

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