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This is a short book, 258 pages, and is a quick read, but the story will stay with you a long, long time.
All in all, I am still a great fan of Haruf, and this book will not disappoint, but it is more gritty than his Plainsong, one of my all time favorite novels.
Kent Haruf writes with a beautiful prose that draws the reader into the everyday lives of characters who are real.
Like the previous "Holt" books, "Benediction" is a beautifully written meditation on the everyday minutiae of small-town life...and death on the great plains. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Michael Warren
I have recently read four of Kent Hauf's books and have been moved by every one. His prose is very straightforward; you can hear the voices of simple people in the farming... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Anne Murray-Randolph
I normally enjoy Kent Haruf's books - and bought BENEDICTION because I thought it was a continuation of Plainsong. Read morePublished 19 days ago by J. Sabayrac
I had to put it down after the first couple of chapters. Just got bored reading about a man dying.Published 21 days ago by Meema
Excellent book about family in these modern times. He cont. to be one of my favorite authors.Published 23 days ago by Adriann J. Odil
Haven't read it. It's a book club book. Looks good though. Thanks to the sender. This book came quick in mint condition. More than I ever expected. Bravo!!!!!Published 24 days ago by Geozim
Wonderful capture of the simple goodness found in ordinary people trying to do their ordinary best.Published 28 days ago by Michael F. Barkey