Thursday, October 8, 2015
Book Brief: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Our Souls at Night
by Kent Haruf
"Who does ever get what they want? It doesn't seem to happen to many of us if any at all. It's always two people bumping against each other blindly, acting out old ideas and dreams and mistaken understandings."
One sentence summary:
A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future. (from goodreads)
Beautiful, simple, stark ... and nearly perfect!
It's been many years since I last read Kent Haruf, but a soft spot for his writing style and storytelling has remained. I purchased this book in Denver last summer to read on our flight home. That somehow seemed like the perfect time and place. And it was.
I was leaning toward 4.5 stars, but settled on 5 in light of the author's recent passing.