Plainsong (Vintage Contemporaries)
4 journalers for this copy...
A New York Times Notable Book, A New Yorker Award Finalist, Winner of the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association Award, A National Book Award Finalist and a National Bestseller.
A novel about a small community on the Great Plains whose lives are all interwoven.
Journal Entry 2
Mailed to fellow bookcrosser in Bookrelay, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Released 13 yrs ago (7/5/2006 UTC) at Mailed to fellow bookcrosser in Bookrelay, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
mailed to ruzena of Hameenlinna, Finland as part of the "Fiction Relay: Do You Hear What I Hear?" book relay on bookrelay.com.
I hope you enjoy the book.
I hear the song... The book arrived today and adds to my Mt. TBR :)
Thank you, tabby-cat-owner!
1999; Vintage Contemporaries Edition (PB) 2000. 301 p.
Kent Haruf reveals a whole community as he interweaves the stories of a pregnant high school girl, a lonely teacher, a pair of boys abandoned by their mother, and a couple of crusty bachelor farmers, the back cover says.
Indeed, hardly any of those persons, or any other in the story, is the one and only principal character. The novel tells episodically about people in the small country town Holt, Colorado. If you need a clean plot story and a neat person to identify with, this is not your book. I liked it. I liked the many lovely persons with big heart and common sense. I read this as a story about loving and caring your fellow people, and about the community kind of family. I also liked the open ends of the persons’ lives... just life... (So perhaps I don't read the sequel Eventide:)
Plain has several meanings; 'plainsong' is the unisonous vocal music used in church from the earliest times. Haruf’s text style is plain, too, in a good way. No wonder the book has gathered awards and become a bestseller. If not Great Literature, anyhow it made me happy.
The book arrived today to Pori. Thanks ruzena! And thanks for the beautiful bookmark too! I hope I find time to read Plainsong during this summer.
What an enjoyable book! I like Haruf’s writing style, short descriptive sentences, story, which goes straight forward and the characters are so realistic. Ordinary people with there fears and experiences, lonely, abandoned, but still careing of each other, living in a small town called Holt. The story is telling about families, none of them “a normal family”, whose lives are connected together. The story is full of sentiment without being too sentimental. I liked too.
Journal Entry 7
The mailbox of a friend of mine. in Pori, A friend -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, July 19, 2007
Released 12 yrs ago (7/20/2007 UTC) at The mailbox of a friend of mine. in Pori, A friend -- Controlled Releases
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I hope you enjoy reading this book.
Serendipity! -A book to be read and savored in my mailbox today,rather than another dreaded bill! This book will be at the top of my reading list while sailing in the next couple of weeks. Thank you, onniManni. I am grateful.
CAUGHT IN PORI SATAKUNTA FINLAND
Journal Entry 9
Pori, Satakunta Finland on Thursday, June 23, 2016