PlainsongBook - 1999 | First ed.
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Don't read Plainsong and The Orchardist one after the other. They explore similar themes. Haruf's novel is a jewell of a read. It also involves rural bachelors whose peaceful existence is disturbed by the arrival of a pregnant teenage girl. There are strong similarities with The Orchardist, but i... Read More »
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Oh, I know it sounds crazy, she said. I suppose it is crazy. I don’t know. I don’t even care. But that girl needs somebody and I’m ready to take desperate measures. She needs a home for these months. And you—she smiled at them—you old solitary bastards need somebody too. Somebody or something besides an old red cow to care about and worry over. It’s too lonesome out here. Well, look at you. You’re going to die some day without ever having had enough trouble in your life. Not of the right kind anyway. This is your chance.”
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