Brookfield Reads Book Club

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Our discussions take place in our Community Room unless otherwise indicated.  Copies of the books for discussion are available at our Information Desk for readers registering for the discussion. We welcome new members!

Our Souls at Night book cover

Our Souls at Night

by Ken Haruf
Tuesday, March 13, 12:30 or 6:30 p.m.
Film showing followed by discussion of film/book

A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future.

In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf’s inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis’s wife. His daughter lives hours away in Colorado Springs, her son even farther away in Grand Junction, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with.

Their brave adventures—their pleasures and their difficulties—are hugely involving and truly resonant, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer’s enduring contribution to American literature.

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