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Plainsong

By Kent Haruf
Narrated by Tom Stechschulte / 9 hours 3 minutes

Kent Haruf has received prestigious awards, including a special citation from the PEN/Hemingway Foundation for his finely-tuned works. Before the opening chapter of this novel, Haruf offers a definition. Plainsong is "any simple and unadorned melody or air." Direct yet elegant, Haruf's Plainsong is a hymn to the breadth of the human spirit. A high school history teacher in a small Colorado town, Guthrie is raising his two young sons alone. Thoughtful and honest, he is guiding them through a world that is not always kind. Victoria, one of his students, is pregnant, homeless, and vulnerable to the scorn of the town. When Guthrie helps two elderly ranchers take the young woman into their home, an unlikely extended family is born. As the chapters of these people's lives alternate throughout Plainsong, loneliness and need are transformed into nourishing bonds. Narrator Tom Stechschulte captures the subtle changes that bring the men, women, and children together. His performance highlights every shading of this superb New York Times best-seller.

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Author
Narrator Tom Stechschulte
ISBN 9781461810759
Length 9 hours 3 minutes
Language English
Publisher Recorded Books, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Fiction & Literature
Libro.fm rank #5,798 Overall
Genre rank #2,423 in Fiction & Literature