MAY BOOK OF THE MONTH

our-souls-at-night-9781447299356This novel, the brilliant american author Kent Haruf’s last, is written with beautiful and effortless precision and is incredibly moving and memorable for a book of its slender size.

Addie Moore and Louis Waters have been neighbours for years. Now they both live alone, their houses empty of family, their quiet nights solitary. Then one evening Addie pays Louis a visit. They strike up an indefinable relationship that their distant families and confused neighbours instinctively react against.

This book deftly and intelligently raises questions about the nature of love and affection in later life, but will also appeal to lovers of fine writing and illuminating fiction.

Charlotte Colwill

Our Souls At Night/£7.99/9781447299370

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