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A couple Alongside these familiar faces and places however are new characters and their stories Betty and Luther who are struggling to keep their heads above water and their children Joy Rae and Richie out of care; eleven year old DJ who has spent much of his supposedly carefree chi. Letting go image source Eventide is the brilliant and perfect follow up to Plainsong told in the same spare language and set a couple of years later You could read it as a standalone novel but you d be missing than the half you have not read not so much in terms of plot as euilibriumEven though a notable aspect of both books is the lack of backstory and there are major characters in this who left not so much as a dusty footprint on the pages of Plainsong while some of the unfinished tracks of Plainsong eg the Beckmans vendetta against Tom Guthrie are untrodden here they are two halves of a whole I read Eventide immediately after finishing Plainsong and I am so glad I did I can only review this in relation to that and neither review stands on its own another example of the pairs that are a defining feature of both Benediction is separate despite GR labelling it as 3 See my reviews Plainsong precursor to this 5 Benediction a separate story 5WeaningWhereas Plainsong is primarily about absence I felt a subtle shift here Eventide is about the process of separation and letting go whether voluntary or not the adaptation to and acceptance or not of the change that follows They never do like it I can t imagine anything or anybody that would like it But every living thing in this world gets weaned eventually Although Eventide comes chronologically after Plainsong in this thematic respect it almost precedes it Perhaps we need to feel and acknowledge the pain of loss before we can truly comprehend the impact and how and why it happenedAt the moment of loss or separation we don t know the outcome whether parent or child lover or friend we feel only the present agony Looking back we see that most thrive but some falter a few of them critically We apply perspective and context to our loss Does that mitigate the hurt For the majority it probably does but I doubt it offers solace to those who could not successfully transition to independence Does it make it easier to leave or let go in future I don t knowHopeWhere is the hope that makes this book not just bearable but wonderful As with Plainsong it s from simple unconditional love and acceptance sometimes from the least likely sources but here there is again an emphasis on process the slow flowering of once tentative and maybe improbable relationships into something strong and sweet There are brand new relationships good and bad but those between Victoria her young daughter Katie and the McPherons are most touching of all They all continue to change and be changed because of each other Her coming had changed matters for them forever And then the little girl and her arrival had changed matters once again So they had grown used to the presence of these new people in their lives They had become accustomed to the way things had changed and they had got so they liked these new changes and got so they wanted them to continue day after day in the same way Lost in the FamiliarIn the dirt as in snow tracks and footprints can disappear The now familiar tropes of pairs sleep red and the slanted light of the dusty plains are regularly and softly used here yet I was adrift in a town I thought I knew In Plainsong the focus of each chapter is clear because character names are used as chapter titles Eventide is the opposite chapters are numbered but significantly they invariably start with a scattering of pronouns so I had no initial idea who was being referred to especially in early chapters with the possibility of characters I d not encountered before When characters speak they re as plainspoken here as in Plainsong but they re not always as honest Not everyone is uite what they seem I want to see the best in people even fictional people but I anticipated the pain and tragedies to come and sometimes they didThus Haruf conjures a complex and disorienting response with deceptively simple languagePairsBoth books are built on the similarities and contrasts of pairs doubles and opposites of characters and situations and the fact the books themselves are a pair This could be unsubtle disorienting and annoying but instead it lends uncertainty within the comfort of a familiar framework For example the variable amount of clutter in the McPheron kitchen continues to reflect the fluctuating moods of lifeIn contrast with everyone in Plainsong and many in Eventide little Katie is a chatterbox She went on without stopping talking about whatever came into her mind with no need for Raymond to remark on any of it at all though he paid heed There are two obvious contrasts that barely feature in either book religious versus not and rich versus poor an observation not a criticismIn Plainsong I was surprised how little God or the church featured in the lives of Holt s residents especially the elderly god like figures of Harold and Raymond McPheron that may be a fault of my stereotypes of the US in general and small towns 30 years ago in particular In Eventide most of the few occasions church or prayers are mentioned merely demonstrate people s unfamiliarity with either Go ahead and eat unless somebody wants to pray No one did Eventide has a family on welfare see below and that made me realise the almost total absence of anyone wealthy except perhaps the Beckmans in Plainsong Some are comfortable than others but no one is really rich That would be too unsubtle for HarufWelfareEventide has a sociological angle that was new In addition to ordinary people living simple lives with little of anything to spare there is a troubled family on welfare plus their social worker Rose Tyler This was the weakest aspect for me the characters captivated me and I cared deeply but Rose s actions and those of other authorities didn t always seem plausible maybe that s a difference of 30 years the Atlantic More importantly it didn t uite fit the carefully crafted atmosphere of the two books I wonder if it was an editorial suggestion perhaps to respond to those who found Holt s position in time a little too amorphous Personally I preferred the slipperiness as a contrast to the dry dirt that permeates the floorboards vehicles clothes and people Nevertheless the complex tragedies of this family were painfully wrought in typically plain but powerful terms and inextricably linked to the theme of the book FamilyRelated to separation is the concept of family whether bonded by blood WallaceRimes divided by blood WallaceRimes or forged in other ways unofficial adoption or friendship like DJ and Dena As Victoria says of the McPherons We re not related in that way They saved me RedAs in Plainsong almost the only colour mentioned other than the trademark iron gray McPheron hair is red but being the second book it s noticeable the faces of those who work outdoors a tractor a type of cow memories of a dead mother s nail varnish stolen lipstick Guthrie s pickup the plunging blouse of a woman and so on A bright respite from the dull dirt of the plainsTowards the end there is a notable sign of new beginnings He drove with the window rolled down and the night air came in and brought with it the smell of green grass and sage uotes The silent high plains spread out flat and dark under the bright myriad indifferent stars The first intimations of fall were in the air that smell of dust and dry leaves that annual lonesomeness that comes of summer closing down At school he did willingly and skilfully all that was reuired of him but didn t say much of anything to anybody throughout the day Their paired images walked beside them in the plate glass storefronts He wanted to think of words that would make some difference but there were none in any language he knew that were sufficient to the moment nor that would change a simple thing He was pretty set in his ways They were good ways though But you ve got to have your own life So he was alone now alone than he had ever been in life A car drove by its exhaust as white and ragged as wood smoke before the wind snatched it away He looked around and all the people nearby appeared to be having a good time At a social services centre the scarred tedious brightly colored toys and the little broken baked books The low afternoon sun streamed in onto the dishes from the unshaded windows The sunlight was brilliant in the glassware The early darkling of a short winter s day the sky fading out the night drawing down The stars as clean and bright as if they were no distant than the next barbed wire fence post everything all around him distinct and unhidden Don t you know anything No ma am I don t believe I do Outside the house beyond the silent room they sat in the dark began to collect along the street You might find some manner of interesting trouble to get into Guthrie to Raymond McPheron echoing what Maggie Jones said in Plainsong to make them consider taking Victoria in The story comes fullish circle A Professional Engagement places however are new characters and their stories Betty and Luther who are struggling to keep their heads above water and their children Joy Rae and Richie out of care; eleven year old DJ who has spent much of his supposedly carefree chi. Letting go image source Eventide is the brilliant and Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik perfect follow up to Plainsong told in the same spare language and set a couple of years later You could read it as a standalone novel but you d be missing than the half you have not read not so much in terms of Investigating Non Fiction And Media pairs that are a defining feature of both Benediction is separate despite GR labelling it as 3 See my reviews Plainsong Making Her Man precursor to this 5 Benediction a separate story 5WeaningWhereas Plainsong is His Pawn (Manhattan Tales process of separation and letting go whether voluntary or not the adaptation to and acceptance or not of the change that follows They never do like it I can t imagine anything or anybody that would like it But every living thing in this world gets weaned eventually Although Eventide comes chronologically after Plainsong in this thematic respect it almost Master and Sissy precedes it Perhaps we need to feel and acknowledge the Learn & Play with First Nations & Native Art pain of loss before we can truly comprehend the impact and how and why it happenedAt the moment of loss or separation we don t know the outcome whether Pippa of Lauramore (Eldentimber, parent or child lover or friend we feel only the Drive (The Expanse, present agony Looking back we see that most thrive but some falter a few of them critically We apply Eddie Rickenbacker perspective and context to our loss Does that mitigate the hurt For the majority it In The Palm of Your Hand probably does but I doubt it offers solace to those who could not successfully transition to independence Does it make it easier to leave or let go in future I don t knowHopeWhere is the hope that makes this book not just bearable but wonderful As with Plainsong it s from simple unconditional love and acceptance sometimes from the least likely sources but here there is again an emphasis on Riding Hard (Bennett Boys Ranch, process the slow flowering of once tentative and maybe improbable relationships into something strong and sweet There are brand new relationships good and bad but those between Victoria her young daughter Katie and the McPherons are most touching of all They all continue to change and be changed because of each other Her coming had changed matters for them forever And then the little girl and her arrival had changed matters once again So they had grown used to the The Bandini Quartet presence of these new How Wealth Rules the World people in their lives They had become accustomed to the way things had changed and they had got so they liked these new changes and got so they wanted them to continue day after day in the same way Lost in the FamiliarIn the dirt as in snow tracks and footprints can disappear The now familiar tropes of The Origins of Wish You Well pairs sleep red and the slanted light of the dusty Joy Cometh In The Morning plains are regularly and softly used here yet I was adrift in a town I thought I knew In Plainsong the focus of each chapter is clear because character names are used as chapter titles Eventide is the opposite chapters are numbered but significantly they invariably start with a scattering of Short Fiction pronouns so I had no initial idea who was being referred to especially in early chapters with the Dark Matter possibility of characters I d not encountered before When characters speak they re as Boys Esute, Vol. 5 plainspoken here as in Plainsong but they re not always as honest Not everyone is uite what they seem I want to see the best in Turnip Greens & Tortillas people even fictional The IT Career Builders Toolkit people but I anticipated the The Hebrew Bible And Its Modern Interpreters pain and tragedies to come and sometimes they didThus Haruf conjures a complex and disorienting response with deceptively simple languagePairsBoth books are built on the similarities and contrasts of Sunbird pairs doubles and opposites of characters and situations and the fact the books themselves are a Positively No Dancing pair This could be unsubtle disorienting and annoying but instead it lends uncertainty within the comfort of a familiar framework For example the variable amount of clutter in the McPheron kitchen continues to reflect the fluctuating moods of lifeIn contrast with everyone in Plainsong and many in Eventide little Katie is a chatterbox She went on without stopping talking about whatever came into her mind with no need for Raymond to remark on any of it at all though he Nailed It! paid heed There are two obvious contrasts that barely feature in either book religious versus not and rich versus Aliens vs. Predator (Aliens Vs. Predator, particular In Eventide most of the few occasions church or Masks prayers are mentioned merely demonstrate We people s unfamiliarity with either Go ahead and eat unless somebody wants to The Flight of the Century pray No one did Eventide has a family on welfare see below and that made me realise the almost total absence of anyone wealthy except Waking Up perhaps the Beckmans in Plainsong Some are comfortable than others but no one is really rich That would be too unsubtle for HarufWelfareEventide has a sociological angle that was new In addition to ordinary Dead Man Walking people living simple lives with little of anything to spare there is a troubled family on welfare Shoot for the Moon plus their social worker Rose Tyler This was the weakest aspect for me the characters captivated me and I cared deeply but Rose s actions and those of other authorities didn t always seem On the Bus (Sibling Lust, plausible maybe that s a difference of 30 years the Atlantic More importantly it didn t uite fit the carefully crafted atmosphere of the two books I wonder if it was an editorial suggestion A Cord of Three Strands perhaps to respond to those who found Holt s Introduction to Digital Literacy position in time a little too amorphous Personally I Memes preferred the slipperiness as a contrast to the dry dirt that Sport Skill Instruction for Coaches permeates the floorboards vehicles clothes and Days Like This people Nevertheless the complex tragedies of this family were キングダム 3 [Kingdom 3] painfully wrought in typically Formosa Betrayed plain but Her Mothers Daughter powerful terms and inextricably linked to the theme of the book FamilyRelated to separation is the concept of family whether bonded by blood WallaceRimes divided by blood WallaceRimes or forged in other ways unofficial adoption or friendship like DJ and Dena As Victoria says of the McPherons We re not related in that way They saved me RedAs in Plainsong almost the only colour mentioned other than the trademark iron gray McPheron hair is red but being the second book it s noticeable the faces of those who work outdoors a tractor a type of cow memories of a dead mother s nail varnish stolen lipstick Guthrie s God, Creation, and Tools for Life (Journey of the Soul, pickup the تحشیه بر دیوار خانگی - شعر بلند plunging blouse of a woman and so on A bright respite from the dull dirt of the Twin Passions plainsTowards the end there is a notable sign of new beginnings He drove with the window rolled down and the night air came in and brought with it the smell of green grass and sage uotes The silent high Blood Brothers plains spread out flat and dark under the bright myriad indifferent stars The first intimations of fall were in the air that smell of dust and dry leaves that annual lonesomeness that comes of summer closing down At school he did willingly and skilfully all that was reuired of him but didn t say much of anything to anybody throughout the day Their Is America Falling Off the Flat Earth? paired images walked beside them in the Saints Who Raised the Dead plate glass storefronts He wanted to think of words that would make some difference but there were none in any language he knew that were sufficient to the moment nor that would change a simple thing He was Her Unexpected Love pretty set in his ways They were good ways though But you ve got to have your own life So he was alone now alone than he had ever been in life A car drove by its exhaust as white and ragged as wood smoke before the wind snatched it away He looked around and all the The Guys people nearby appeared to be having a good time At a social services centre the scarred tedious brightly colored toys and the little broken baked books The low afternoon sun streamed in onto the dishes from the unshaded windows The sunlight was brilliant in the glassware The early darkling of a short winter s day the sky fading out the night drawing down The stars as clean and bright as if they were no distant than the next barbed wire fence J.Lo post everything all around him distinct and unhidden Don t you know anything No ma am I don t believe I do Outside the house beyond the silent room they sat in the dark began to collect along the street You might find some manner of interesting trouble to get into Guthrie to Raymond McPheron echoing what Maggie Jones said in Plainsong to make them consider taking Victoria in The story comes fullish circle

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With Victoria Roubideaux now at college the McPheron brothers are alone on their farm once again yet struggling to settle back into old ways and routines; Tom Guthrie and Maggie Jones meanwhile are finding their future together assured even while they're still finding their feet as. Eventide continues Haruf s depiction of Holt Colorado begun in Plainsong of a small town with a wide range of humanity Like Plainsong Eventide is a beautiful work with moving characters captivating imagery and a clear view of humanity at its core It made me cry both for struggles of its characters and the clarity of its writing Familiar characters from Plainsong Tom Guthrie Maggie Jones Harold and Raymond McPheron and Victoria Robideaux are joined by a new roster of characters young and old good and bad A joy to read and an easy recommendation Other Kent Haruf books we have enjoyed Our Souls at Night Benediction Plainsong

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Ldhood caring for his cantankerous grandfather Walter; DJ's friend Dena her mother and sister all of whom are trying to adjust to life and a home without the girls' fatherElouent and evocative Eventide paints a convincing compelling picture of small town life in Holt County Colorado. So beautiful maybe even slightly better than Plainsong Haruf writes from the heart and in doing so he touches ours He features good people and bad people but that s how life is Some of his characters make you want to reach out and give them a hug others you would like to be your best friends All of them are memorable and provide food for thought after the book has finishedThere are some really sad moments in Eventide I was mopping up tears over one momentous death And then there are the beautiful moments when people reach out to others and help them through life s tougher timesThis book is just plain beautiful and I am sad already because there is only one All Night Long (Nannies, paints a convincing compelling The Freeze-Frame Revolution people and bad The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 people but that s how life is Some of his characters make you want to reach out and give them a hug others you would like to be your best friends All of them are memorable and His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch people reach out to others and help them through life s tougher timesThis book is just The Doctors Dating Bargain plain beautiful and I am sad already because there is only one


10 thoughts on “Eventide

  1. says:

    “It was still hot outside though the sun had begun to lean to the west and the first intimations of fall were in the air – that smell of dust and dry leaves that annual lonesomeness that comes of summer closing down”Sixteen years ago when Eventide was first published if you had walked up to me with this boo

  2. says:

    Where I grew up there was an old bachelor who lived about half a mile farther from town than we did He lived in a tiny shack of a house and would often drop in to our place on the way to or from town I will call him Charlie although everyone always said his first and last names together like they were one He drove a buggy with a beautiful older white horse pulling it The buggy was black and had a cover mounted

  3. says:

    Eventide continues Haruf’s depiction of Holt Colorado begun in Plainsong of a small town with a wide range of humanity Like Plainsong Eventi

  4. says:

    This is the follow up to Plainsong returning to the small town of Holt ColoradoA few characters make appearances again along with several new ones I was thrilled to be back with the McPheron brothers especially They rate highly in my list of favorite ever characters😍This novel deals a lot with loss separation and loneliness of many peopl

  5. says:

    It's taken me a while to get here but I've spent the last two weeks in Kent Haruf's world reading Plainsong and then Eventide It's been like a religious experience His pages are a humble wooden pew in a country chapel his words are the blessings from the gentlest sermonSo gentle this sermon Nothing is pressed e

  6. says:

    Letting go image source Eventide is the brilliant and perfect follow up to Plainsong told in the same spare language and set a couple of years later You could read it as a standalone novel but you'd be missing t

  7. says:

    I've never lived in a small town nor even visited a cattle ranch yet it feels like coming home to return once again to Holt Colorado and the folks who live thereThe old McPheron brothers are still working the cattle with t

  8. says:

    It was with some regret that I turned the last page of “Eventide” knowing there were no volumes left for me to read in the “Plainsong trilogy” The citizens of Holt with their daily struggles and the simplicity of their rural living have become a sort of cobbled family where I feel welcome and cozy and they have tugged at my heartstrings in ways I couldn’t have anticipatedPrecisely in this volume the concept of

  9. says:

    So beautiful maybe even slightly better than Plainsong Haruf writes from the heart and in doing so he touches ours He features good people and bad people but that's how life is Some of his characters make you want to reach out and gi

  10. says:

    There's an awful lot of loneliness in this world and meanness and cruelty and feelings of inadeuacy and various other things that make being human feel like running the gauntlet just trying to make it day to day So many things out

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