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Our Souls at Night
This was a beautifully melancholy novel, both in subject matter and in knowing this was Kent Haruf's last novel. He tells a love story of two widowed seniors, Addie and Louis, who come to an unconventional agreement of spending their evenings sleeping together to ward off loneliness. The relationship builds from mere companionship to a love match, with them being truer partners with one another than they had been with their long time spouses. Unfortunately, not every one is as understanding, and Addie's son Gene tries to manipulate and blackmail them into separating. This slow and steady journey of their's rang more true than almost any other love story I have read, and as such, this last bittersweet Holt story is a remarkable bookend to Haruf's admirable writing career.
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