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Plainsong

Plainsong

Author: Kent Haruf
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" Ambitious, but never seeming so, Kent Haruf reveals a whole community as he interweaves the stories of a pregnant high school girl, a lonely teacher, a pair of boys abandoned by their mother, and a couple of crusty bachelor farmers. From simple elements, Haruf achieves a novel of wisdom and grace--a narrative that builds in strength and feeling until, as in a choral chant, the voices in the book surround, transport, and lift the reader off the ground."
-FROM THE CITATION FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

Awards

Short-listed for L.A. Times Book Prize (Fiction) 1999.

Author description

Kent Haruf s honors include a Whiting Foundation Award, a Stegner Award, a Frank Waters Award, and a special citation from the PEN/Hemingway Foundation. His novel "Plainsong "won the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize, and the "New Yorker" Book Award. He lives with his wife, Cathy, in his native Colorado."

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780375705854
  • : Random House USA Inc
  • : Vintage Books
  • : August 2000
  • : 203mm X 133mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kent Haruf
  • : Paperback
  • : Abridged edition
  • : 813.54
  • : 301