Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
This is a tender, meaningful and yet wondrously simply told story about a man and a woman who in advanced age come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and hopes for the imminent future. Louis Waters and Addie Moore are neighbours living in Holt, Colorado and one day Addie approaches Louis and makes a suggestion that he come to her bed so they can talk and get through the long night together.
What follows is a sad, yet uplifting story, revolving around their late night talks – about their loves and their pasts, their families, hopes and desires, losses and ultimately the way they bring joy to each other to ease their loneliness.
This quiet, unassuming book makes you stop and take stock of the simple things in life. Everyone has a right to happiness no matter what age, and companionship is so important in later years regardless of what family and neighbours think.This little book is magic and I didn’t want it to end. It is Kent Haruf's latest novel, published after his death.
Review by Jenny @ Great Escape Books