Senior Center Book Club

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 — 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Join us for a virtual discussion of the book Plainsong by Kent Haruf. Contact the library to reserve a copy of this book.

June 23, 2021

Events > Senior Center Book Club

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Wednesday, June 23
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Berlin Senior Center
33 Colonial Drive
Berlin, CT

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

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    Join us outside at the Berlin Senior Center to discuss Plainsong by Kent Haruf. Please contact the library for a copy of the book.


    Rain Date ☂

    If it rains, our rain date will be Thursday, June 24 at 1:30 pm.

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    Book Description

    In the small town of Holt, Colorado, a high school teacher is confronted with raising his two boys alone after their mother retreats first to the bedroom, then altogether. A teenage girl—her father long since disappeared, her mother unwilling to have her in the house—is pregnant, alone herself, 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. As the milieu widens to embrace fully four generations, Kent Haruf displays an emotional and aesthetic authority to rival the past masters of a classic American tradition. A National Book Award Finalist.

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