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Benediction

Haruf, Kent (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A terminally ill cancer patient is attended throughout his final days by his wife and daughter while the trio contemplates their relationships with an estranged son, a situation that stirs up painful memories for a new next-door neighbor who has recently lost her mother.
Authors: Haruf, Kent
Title: Benediction
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 257 p. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Kent Haruf
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."--T.p. verso
"A novel"--Dust jacket
Summary: A terminally ill cancer patient is attended throughout his final days by his wife and daughter while the trio contemplates their relationships with an estranged son, a situation that stirs up painful memories for a new next-door neighbor who has recently lost her mother.
ISBN: 9780307959881
0307959880
Branch Call Number: FICTION HARUF 2013
Subject Headings: Families Colorado Fiction Small cities Fiction Life change events Fiction Terminally ill Fiction Colorado Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Topical Term: Families
Small cities
Life change events
Terminally ill
LCCN: 2012028744
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A terminally ill cancer patient is attended throughout his final days by his wife and daughter while the trio contemplates their relationships with an estranged son, a situation that stirs up painful memories for a new next-door neighbor who has recently lost her mother.

A terminally ill cancer patient is attended throughout his final days by his wife and daughter while the trio contemplates their relationships with an estranged son, a situation that stirs up painful memories for a new next-door neighbor who has recently lost her mother.


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A few pages and I tossed it back.

Mar 29, 2014
  • lpodell rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Remember liking, but not much else

Mar 06, 2014
  • Jane60201 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The book was a very light, fast read. Wouldn't recommend it.

Jan 25, 2014
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

Sep 08, 2013
  • marcrrussell rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL. a gently told story with 'unimportant' people of exceptional decency. the pace was perfect. the setting, for me, became almost a favorite character. highly recommend-

Aug 28, 2013
  • fjvalentin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A comforting book about a family and friends in a small rural town. I could relate to the character Dad, as I am approaching that age, and having grown up in a small town, I could appreciate the values and simplicity of life. A pleasant read.

Jul 26, 2013
  • HannaBanana41 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

What a heart warming book about family and friends coming together at the end of a husband's life in a small town setting.
I will look for other books by this author.

Jul 17, 2013
  • Malca rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love the gentle style of Haruf's writing. Great for book club discussions

Jun 10, 2013
  • gracindaisy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

One man’s death brings friends and family together.

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