Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

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

I was lucky enough to read Kent Haruf's magical Our Souls at Night , then have the opportunity to discuss it in 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.