First Draft Book Club: Our Souls at Night

First Draft Book Club Discusses Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Hosted by Arizona Republic reporter Barbara
Barbara VanDenburg
First Draft Book Bar

We started a book club at First Draft Book Bar — the coffee, beer, and wine bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix!

It's simple:
  1. Stop by Changing Hands Bookstore.
  2. Pick up your copy of Kent Haruf's Our Souls at Night at 20% off (or click "add to cart" below).
    • You'll get 50% off our already low Happy Hour prices ($2 draft pints and $2.50 wine on tap).
  3. Meet us at the bar on Wednesday, July 22 at 7pm to discuss and drink!
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Our Souls at Night: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101875896
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf - May 26th, 2015

A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future.

In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf's inimitable 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.

Their brave adventures, their pleasures and their difficulties are hugely involving and truly resonant, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer's enduring contribution to American literature.