Plainsong

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.05 hours)
Product Number: Z00531
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449879082
Narrator/s: Tom Stechschulte
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Description

Kent Haruf has received prestigious awards, including a special citation from the PEN/Hemingway Foundation for his finely-tuned works. Before the opening chapter of this novel, Haruf offers a definition. Plainsong is "any simple and unadorned melody or air." Direct yet elegant, Haruf's Plainsong is a hymn to the breadth of the human spirit. A high school history teacher in a small Colorado town, Guthrie is raising his two young sons alone. Thoughtful and honest, he is guiding them through a world that is not always kind. Victoria, one of his students, is pregnant, homeless, and vulnerable to the scorn of the town. When Guthrie helps two elderly ranchers take the young woman into their home, an unlikely extended family is born. As the chapters of these people's lives alternate throughout Plainsong, loneliness and need are transformed into nourishing bonds. Narrator Tom Stechschulte captures the subtle changes that bring the men, women, and children together. His performance highlights every shading of this superb New York Times best-seller.

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Author(s): Kent Haruf

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Kent Haruf
Narrator(s): Tom Stechschulte
Product Number C1131
Released: Mar 16, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788742026
eBook
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Author(s): Kent Haruf
Product Number EB00173389
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780375726934
Text
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Kent Haruf
Product Number 13788
Released: Jun 06, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: #9780375705854

Professional reviews

"Tom Stechschulte's voice is as plain as the wind blowing across the prairie, which suits this bestselling tale of life and unexpected loves set on the Great Plains. His uninflected delivery lets Kent Haruf's unadorned yet powerful prose shine. Stechschulte's use of real-time pacing and pauses during conversations increases the listener's emotional involvement with the story. He varies his tone only slightly for each character rather than creating a different voice for each, but it works. His flatly Western accent suits everyone from teenage girls to middle-aged men in this Western Colorado town. A moving performance. A.C.S. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"

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