May's Book of the Month: Kent Haruf's 'Our Souls at Night'

Pat Kenny and the Eason Book Club tackle the posthumous novel of the American master of simplicity

Eason Book Club, Easons, Pat Kenny, Mary O'Rourke, Brian Kennedy, Katherine Lynch, Kent Haruf, Our Souls at Night

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Twelve months of twelve very different books, and The Pat Kenny Show’s Eason Book Club is only getting started, with Brian Kennedy tasked with kicking off its second year with his choice – namely Our Souls at Night, the last and posthumously published novel of the late American writer Kent Haruf.

A much-celebrated writer known for his spare and eloquent prose, this novel takes readers back to the fictional town of Holt, Colorado, where Haruf’s Plainsong trilogy took place. The novel is the bittersweet 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.

Their brave adventures – their pleasures and their difficulties – are hugely involving and truly resonant, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final instalment to this beloved writer’s enduring contribution to American literature.

May’s Eason Book Club on The Pat Kenny Show will take place on May 26th – so get reading!

 

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