What a lovely and gentle book. We travel with Dad in his final days of life, as he struggles to wrap up his affairs and say his goodbyes to his family and friends. Along the way we learn about his estranged son and meet a pastor who is just a bit too Christ-like to suit his congregation.
Haruf’s writing, as usual, is plain and simple. Not a large book, but every word is necessary. Like Stewart O’Nan at his best, he gives the impression that every word is polished until it glows. On now to read The Tie That Binds.
Highly recommended. I have read three Haruf books, and he hasn’t disappointed me yet.