Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

our souls at night

Addie Moore and Louis Waters have been neighbours for years. Now they both live alone, their houses empty of family, their quiet nights solitary. Then one evening Addie pays Louis a visit.

The proposal she makes surprises him, and us. This is a beautiful book, the tender story of a growing friendship and love. It’s set in a small town in America, where neighbours notice everything and family are quick to criticise and make demands.

I was hooked from the start, engrossed in their present and past lives and eager to see what happened next. This is actually the last book that Kent Haruf wrote but the first that I have read, it definitely won’t be my last.

 

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