Haruf, Kent (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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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 recently lost her mother.
Authors: Haruf, Kent
Statement of Responsibility: Kent Haruf
Title: Benediction
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 257 p. ;,25 cm.
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Report This Mar 29, 2014
  • lpodell rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Remember liking, but not much else

Report This Mar 06, 2014
  • Jane60201 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The book was a very light, fast read. Wouldn't recommend it.

Report This Jan 25, 2014
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

Report This Sep 08, 2013
  • marcrrussell rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL. a gently told story with 'unimportant' people of exceptional decency. the pace was perfect. the setting, for me, became almost a favorite character. highly recommend-

Report This Aug 28, 2013
  • fjvalentin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A comforting book about a family and friends in a small rural town. I could relate to the character Dad, as I am approaching that age, and having grown up in a small town, I could appreciate the values and simplicity of life. A pleasant read.

Report This Jul 26, 2013
  • HannaBanana41 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

What a heart warming book about family and friends coming together at the end of a husband's life in a small town setting. I will look for other books by this author.

Report This Jul 17, 2013
  • Malca rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love the gentle style of Haruf's writing. Great for book club discussions

Report This Jun 10, 2013
  • gracindaisy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

One man’s death brings friends and family together.

Report This Mar 22, 2013
  • seagrace rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the third in a trilogy of books about the people of the small town of Holt in northern Colorado. It can be read as a stand alone. This novel is exquisitely beautiful. Every scene touches the heart. The ordinary is made extraordinary. Life, while full of sorrow, is also full of joy and loveliness. Every word is a treasure. Read this book, and then read the first two: Plainsong and Eventide.

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