You are invited to join us as we explore and discuss books on the LCCC campus. Lunch-break meetings will be held the 3rd Friday of each month in the Bass Library at noon in LC 210. Bring your own brown-bag lunch; the Elyria Public Library will provide beverages and desserts. LCCC staff, students, faculty and community members are welcome to participate.
Our Souls at Night -- February 19 , 2016, Noon
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Publication Date: 2015-05-26
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.