È nella cittadina di Holt, Colorado, che un giorno Addie Moore rende una visita inaspettata al vicino di casa, Louis Waters. I due sono entrambi in là con gli anni, vedovi, e le loro giornate si sono svuotate di incombenze e occasioni. La proposta di Addie è scandalosa e diretta: vuoi passare le notti da me? Inizia così una storia di intimità, amicizia e amore, fatta di racconti sussurrati alla luce delle stelle e piccoli gesti di premura. Ma la comunità di Holt non accetta la relazione di Addie e Louis, che considera inspiegabile, ribelle e spregiudicata. E i due protagonisti si trovano a dover scegliere tra la propria libertà e il rimpianto. Dopo la Trilogia della Pianura, Le nostre anime di notte è il sigillo perfetto all'opera di Kent Haruf, uno dei più grandi interpreti della letteratura americana contemporanea.
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Kent Haruf wrote Our Souls at Night under a death sentence. Despite knowing his life was coming to a sooner end than it should, or perhaps because of this, he created a story about finding love in the final chapter. Our Souls at Night is simply, profoundly, an exquisite homage to love. And it broke
And then there was the day when Addie Moore made a call on Louis Waters. Louis and Addie are both getting on, in their 70s, Louis having lost his wife a year back, Addie a widow for some time. Both are lonely and could do with some company. While they have known each other for a long time, they h
Readers took their time finding Kent Haruf, but he was a patient man who didn’t care much for the trappings of fame anyhow. His popularity swelled quickly, though, when he published his third novel, “Plainsong,” in 1999 at the age of 56. The book was a bestseller for months and a finalist for the Na Leggi tutto
Engaging and touching. A 70-year old widow in a small Colorado town goes over one day to a neighbor’s house. He’s a widower, a nice guy she knew from the days when she used to be good friends with his wife. She makes an audacious proposal: We’re both lonely; why don’t you come over at night and slee Leggi tutto
There are a few contemporary writers who will make a lasting mark and Kent Haruf is most certainly one of them . His quiet stories in their simplicity are meaningful , thoughtful stories reflecting the complexity of the human condition. In his final novel , published posthumously, Haruf has given us Leggi tutto
Growing up, the earliest years of my childhood, my paternal grandparents lived close by, my father was a pilot and was frequently gone for days, and I spent many days in my grandparent’s tiny caretaker apartment. I would follow my grandfather around while he polished the pews of the church, spruced Leggi tutto
THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT Leggende Haruf è scomparso ormai da circa tre anni e mezzo, eppure io lettore sono stato invitato di nuovo alla sua tavola di scrittore. L’antipasto è stato raffinato e saporito: l’incipit conquista e trascina, è ghiotto. Ma poco dopo ho capito che la cura della tavo Leggi tutto
Only a few people can say they attended their grand-mother’s wedding. I am one of them. My Grannie was a widow for 15 years, met Gramps at a church outing and they married about 2 months after Grannie’s 70th birthday. Grannie was a joy in our lives – lots of stories, songs, and best of all for me, a Leggi tutto
You’d have to be stone-hearted not to respond to this beautiful little novel about late-in-life love and companionship. In a small Colorado town, widowed neighbours Addie Moore and Louis Waters, who've known each other for decades, agree to share their nights together rather than sleep alone. This ar Leggi tutto
This novella by the author of Plainsong (1999) may be short, but it is large enough to contain two “souls” and enough of the small town of Holt, Colorado to bring it vividly to life. The story is a simple one. One evening Addie Moore, a widow of seventy, makes a visit to widower Louis Walters—a longt Leggi tutto
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