by Kent Haruf
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Hardback: 192 pages
And then there was the day when Addie Moore made a call on Louis Waters. It was an evening in May just before full dark.
In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf’s fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis’s wife. His daughter lives hours away in Colorado Springs, her son even farther away in Grand Junction, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with.
Beautiful and sad story of the meaning of companionship and elderly life.
Made me think of family and restrictions members put upon themselves and others that may or may not necessarily be a good thing.