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Dec 12 2016

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Reviewed by Marian Fragola, Director, Program Planning and Outreach, NCSU Libraries

I was lucky enough to read Kent Haruf’s magicalĀ Our Souls at Night, then have the opportunity to discuss it inĀ Read Smart with Belle Boggs, now on faculty at NC State. I was actually quite overcome by this book — it is quietly astonishing. With perfectly crafted but unshowy prose, through scenes that shimmer with feeling, Haruf reflects on some of life’s most challenging issues– loss, loneliness, the complexity of family, and memory.