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Haruf, Kent

Works: 54 works in 401 publications in 13 languages and 21,841 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Drama  Short stories  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Made-for-TV movies  Film adaptations  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3558.A716, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Kent Haruf
Most widely held works by Kent Haruf
Plainsong by Kent Haruf( Book )

100 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 4,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interwoven lives of a community in Colorado. The characters include two cattle farmers who take in a girl, thrown out of her house for becoming pregnant. The novel describes the girl's impact on their lives, both men being bachelors
Eventide : a novel by Kent Haruf( Book )

49 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the McPheron brothers see Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they'd taken in, move from their ranch to begin college, an emptiness opens before them -- and for many other townspeople it also promises to be a long, hard winter. A young boy living alone with his grandfather helps out a neighbor whose husband, off in Alaska, suddenly isn't coming home, leaving her to raise their two daughters. At school the children of a disabled couple suffer indignities that their parents know all too well in their own lives, with only a social worker to look after them and a violent relative to endanger them further. But in a small town a great many people encounter one another frequently, often surprisingly, and destinies soon become entwined -- for good and for ill -- as they confront events that sorely test the limits of their resilience and means, with no refuge available except what their own character and that of others afford them
Our souls at night by Kent Haruf( Book )

64 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 3,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Holt, Colorado, widower Louis Waters is initially thrown when the widowed Addie Moore suggests that they spend time together, in bed, to stave off loneliness, but soon they are exchanging the confidences and memories
Benediction by Kent Haruf( Book )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terminally ill cancer patient is attended throughout his final days by his wife and daughter while the trio contemplates their relationships with an estranged son, a situation that stirs up painful memories for a new next-door neighbor who has recentlylost her mother
The tie that binds : a novel by Kent Haruf( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith Goodenough, the courageous daughter of Colorado homesteaders, finds herself bound by duty, love, and obligation to her crippled father and, by strength and determination, learns to live within the constraints of that responsibility
Plainsong by Kent Haruf( Recording )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver
Where you once belonged : a novel by Kent Haruf( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former high-school football hero Jack Burdette returns to his hometown eight years after he had left, but his one-time pranks and high-spirited high jinks have turned into crimes--with terrifying consequences for the people of Holt County
Our souls at night : a novel by Kent Haruf( Recording )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring 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. In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf's inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis's wife. His daughter lives hours away in Colorado Springs, her son even farther away in Grand Junction, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with. Their brave adventures?their pleasures and their difficulties?are hugely involving and truly resonant, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer's enduring contribution to American literature. From the Hardcover edition
Eventide by Kent Haruf( Recording )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small town where people encounter each other frequently, destinies entwine easily--and surprisingly. The McPherson brothers see the single mother they'd taken in move away to college; a young boy living alone with his grandfather helps a neighbor whose husband has left her alone to raise their daughters; a child of a disabled couple suffers indignities at school ... A novel about survival, resilience, and, ultimately, hope's triumph over despair
Benediction : a novel by Kent Haruf( Recording )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. Their daughter, Lorraine, hastens back from Denver to help look after him; her devotion softens the bitter absence of their estranged son, Frank, but this cannot be willed away and remains a palpable presence for all three of them. Next door, a young girl named Alice moves in with her grandmother and contends with her own painful memories
The best American short stories, 1987 by Ann Beattie( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mixture of the works of new writers and well-known talents, this anthology of outstanding short stories features fiction by Margaret Atwood, Sue Miller, and authors whose works appeared in literary magazines or large-circulation periodicals
West of last chance by Peter Brown( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text reflecting the land, life, and people of the Great Plains of Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Kansas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Utah, Oklahoma and Texas
Dirt meridian by Andrew Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moore takes to the air to document the High Plains of North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska in a series of stunning, large-format photographs. The "meridian" of the title refers to the 100th meridian, the longitude that neatly bisects the US and has long been considered the dividing line between the East and West. The photographs interweave two stories: the myths and history of the vast, severe American High Plains alongside portraits of the people who live there today
A novel by Kent Haruf( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eloquent and evocative, 'Eventide' paints a convincing, compelling picture of small-town life in Holt Country, Colorado. Originally published: New York: Knopf, 2004
The tie that binds by Kent Haruf( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the bestselling author of Eventide, The Tie That Binds is a powerfully eloquent tribute to the arduous demands of rural America, and of the tenacity of the human spirit.Colorado, January 1977. Eighty-year-old Edith Goodnough lies in a hospital bed, IV taped to the back of her hand, police officer at her door. She is charged with murder. The clues: a sack of chicken feed slit with a knife, a milky-eyed dog tied outdoors one cold afternoon. The motives: the brutal business of farming and a family code of ethics as unforgiving as the winter prairie itself. Here, Kent Haruf delivers the sweeping tale of a woman of the American High Plains, as told by her neighbor, Sanders Roscoe. As Roscoe shares what he knows, Edith's tragedies unfold: a childhood of pre-dawn chores, a mother's death, a violence that leaves a father dependent on his children, forever enraged. Here is the story of a woman who sacrifices her happiness in the name of family--and then, in one gesture, reclaims her freedom
Where you once belonged by Kent Haruf( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Where You Once Belonged, the bestselling and award-winning novelist of Eventide, Kent Haruf tells of a small-town hero who is dealt an enviable hand--and cheats with all of the cards. Deftly plotted, defiantly honest, Where You Once Belonged sings the song of a wounded prairie community in a narrative with the earmarks of a modern American classic. In prose as lean and supple as a spring switch, Haruf describes a high school football star who wins the heart of the loveliest girl in the county and the admiration of men twice his age. Fun-loving, independent, Burdette engages in the occasional prank. But when he turns into a man, his high jinks turn into crimes--with unspeakable consequences. Now, eight years later, Burdette has returned to commit his greatest trespass of all. And the people of Holt may not be able to stop him
Unsere Seelen bei Nacht by Kent Haruf( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in German and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eines Tages macht die Witwe Addie ihrem Nachbarn Louis den ungewöhnlichen Vorschlag, nachts bei ihr einzuziehen. Es ginge ihr nicht um Sex, sondern um ein Ende ihrer Einsamkeit. Nach kurzer Bedenkzeit willigt er ein und beide erleben ein spätes Glück
Trilogia di Holt by Kent Haruf( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plainsong by Richard Pearce( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells a story of redemption, healing, and the power of hope in a small Colorado prairie town
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Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.12 for Plainsong ... to 0.96 for Unsere See ...)

Alternative Names
Haruf, Alan Kent

Kent Haruf amerykański pisarz

Kent Haruf écrivain américain

Kent Haruf Novelist

Kent Haruf romanziere statunitense

Kent Haruf schrijver (1943-2014)

Kent Haruf schrijver uit n/a = (1943-2014)

Kent Haruf US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Кент Гаруф

하루프, 켄트 1943-2014


English (277)

Italian (20)

Spanish (15)

French (14)

German (11)

Dutch (6)

Finnish (5)

Korean (4)

Danish (3)

Catalan (3)

Polish (2)

Hebrew (1)

Chinese (1)

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