PlainSong Author:Kent Haruf 9 Hours and 30 Minutes on 6 cassettes! — A heartsong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver. — In the small town of Holt, Colorado, a high school teacher is confronted with raising his two boys alone after their mother retreats frist to the bedroom, then altogether. A teenage girl- her father l... more »ong since disappeared, her mother unwilling to have her in the hourse, -- is pregnant with nowhere to go. And out in the country, two brothers, elderly bachelors, work the family homestead, the only world they've ever known.
From these unsettled lives emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together-- their fates somehow overcoming the powerful circumstances of place and station, their confusion, curiosity, dignity and humor intact and resonant.
Utterly true to the rhythms and patterns of life, PlainSong is a story to care about, believe in and learn from.« less