A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of your man along with a woman who, in advanced age, combined efforts to wrestle together with the events of the lives along with their hopes for the imminent future.
In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, where you can all of Kent Haruf’s inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays surprise visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died in years past, as did his wife, plus in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for several years; actually, Addie was quite attracted to Louis’s wife. His daughter lives hours away in Colorado Springs, her son farther away in Grand Junction, and Addie and Louis have for ages been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with nobody to talk with.
Their brave adventures—their pleasures along with their difficulties—are hugely involving and truly resonant, making Our Souls at Night the right final installment to this particular beloved writer’s enduring contribution to American literature.