OLD BUT STLL GOOD (09/08/12)

Often a blog reader recommends a book they have really enjoyed. BG of West Hartford recently suggested PLAINSONG by Kent Haruf.

Written in 2000, it was a finalist for the National Book Award. I read PLAINSONG many years ago and recall it being a powerful, character-driven novel. (Really?..I can barely remember what I read last week!!)

BG writes:

I have just completed reading a jewel of a book, PLAINSONG by Kent Haruf. The story is simple; the setting is the Denver plains; the character's are perfectly drawn, humane and vulnerable. There is love, generosity, pain and resolution--- a very satisfying read!

PLAINSONG by Kent Haruf is available on Amazon in paperback or e-book.


Another blog reader, FL from Ohio enthusiastically recommended IN THE KINGDOM OF MEN by Kim Barnes. Released in May, this historical novel is an untraditional mystery taking place in Saudi Arabia. Reviewers have called this novel "an ambitious combination of sexism, racism, clash culture and loss." 

Kim Barnes is an award winning author. Her last book In the Wilderness was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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