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The Resource Benediction, Kent Haruf

Benediction, Kent Haruf

Label
Benediction
Title
Benediction
Statement of responsibility
Kent Haruf
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. Their daughter, Lorraine, hastens back from Denver to help look after him; her devotion softens the bitter absence of their estranged son, Frank, but this cannot be willed away and remains a palpable presence for all three of them. Next door, a young girl named Alice moves in with her grandmother and contends with the painful memories that Dad's condition stirs up of her own mother's death. Meanwhile, the town's newly arrived preacher attempts to mend his strained relationships with his wife and teenaged son, a task that proves all the more challenging when he faces the disdain of his congregation after offering more than they are accustomed to getting on a Sunday morning. And throughout, an elderly widow and her middle-aged daughter do everything they can to ease the pain of their friends and neighbors
Summary
A terminally ill cancer patient is attended throughout his final days by his wife and daughter while the trio contemplates their relationships with an estranged son, a situation that stirs up painful memories for a new next-door neighbor who has recently lost her mother
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10169414
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Haruf, Kent
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Cancer
  • High Plains (U.S.)
  • Colorado
Target audience
adult
Label
Benediction, Kent Haruf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Vintage Contemporaries Vintage Books a Division of Random House LLC, New York."
  • At head of title on cover: National bestseller
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846544856
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780307950420
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)846544856
Label
Benediction, Kent Haruf
Publication
Note
  • "Vintage Contemporaries Vintage Books a Division of Random House LLC, New York."
  • At head of title on cover: National bestseller
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846544856
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780307950420
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)846544856

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