OUR SOULS AT NIGHT – KENT HARUF

It is the last novel of Award winning author Kent Haruf who died in November, 2014 at the age of seventy-one and what a magnificent work he has left as his legacy.

An elderly widow approaches her widowed neighbour with a proposition i.e., to spend the nights together in her bed for company. The man arrives with pyjamas and toothbrush in a paper bag at her back door that evening. It is the beginning of an autumn adventure for both of them.

The book could be read in one sitting but why rush a wonderful read! The prose is beautiful, the characters real, the plot realistic and the ending …for you to discover.