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JoLene (trvl2mtns) | 1532 comments This is a quiet story of Addie and Louis, two seventy somethings who have lost their spouses. Addie approaches Louis to start a friendship to ward off the loneliness she feels. What ensues is a lovely story of their evolving friendship and how they deal with family and other small town residents who aren’t as pleased with their budding relationship.

I had heard about this book a while back but wasn't sure that I would like it. However, since I was doing a reading challenge and was looking for shorter books, this fit the bill perfectly. The story is much more engaging than I thought from the description. I really enjoyed the main characters, especially Addie's spunkiness. My only problem was (view spoiler)


Ellen | 2214 comments Loved this book!


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Joni | 622 comments Oooooo.....another TBR add!!!


Denizen (den13) | 1138 comments I read this last month for American (but probably didn't review it.) I agree that it is a lovely book much like his others. Haruf does a beautiful job of portraying everyday life with characters taking on interesting challenges.


JoLene (trvl2mtns) | 1532 comments I also read last month but just getting around to writing reviews.

I had heard of several books by Haruf, which I think I will check out now.


Susie | 4488 comments I loved it and have since read Plainsong which I equally loved. Both five stars for me and I plan to read everything he ever wrote!


Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 6000 comments Loved this book as well .... I listened to it on audio last winter. My F2F book club is discussing it next month, and I'll probably re-read it before that discussion.


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