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Plainsong (Paperback)

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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 elemen......more

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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

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.

Author:
Haruf, Kent
Series Title:
Vintage Contemporaries
Genre:
FICTION / Literary
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
301
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Publish Date:
08/01/2000
Copyright Year:
20000601
ISBN:
9780375705854
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.6 lb
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