Plainsong

Plainsong

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National Book Award Finalist A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver. In the small town of Holt, Colorado, a high school teacher is confronted with raising his two boys alone after their mother retreats first to the bedroom, then altogether. A teenage girl—her father long since disappeared, her mother unwilling to have her in the house—is pregnant, alone herself, with nowhere to go. And out in the country, two brothers, elderly bachelors, work the family homestead, the only world they've ever known. From these unsettled lives emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together—their fates somehow overcoming the powerful circumstances of place and station, their confusion, curiosity, dignity and humor intact and resonant. As the milieu widens to embrace fully four generations, Kent Haruf displays an emotional and aesthetic authority to rival the past masters of a classic American tradition.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Kent Haruf
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2001-04-03
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0375726934


Plainsong

Plainsong

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Set in Kent Haruf's fictional landscape of Holt County, Colorado, Plainsong is a story of simple lives told with extraordinary empathy. Tom Guthrie is struggling to bring up his two young sons alone, and in the same town, school girl Victoria Roubideaux is pregnant and homeless. Whilst Tom's boys find their way forward without their mother, brothers Harold and Raymond McPheron, gentle, solitary, gruff and unpolished agree to take Victoria in, unaware that their lives will change for ever.

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Genre : City and town life
Author by : Kent Haruf
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2015
File : 287 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781447289517


Plainsong

Plainsong

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In Holt, Colorado, Tom Guthrie is struggling to bring up his two young sons alone. In the same town, school girl Victoria Roubideaux finds herself pregnant and homeless. Whilst Tom's sons find their way forward without their mother, quiet and gentle Harold and Raymond McPheron agree to take Victoria in, unaware that their lives are about to change forever. A novel of haunting beauty, Plainsong explores the grace and hope of every human life and mankind's infinity capacity for love.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Kent Haruf
Publisher : Picador
Release : 1999-12-01
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781743284087


Plainsong In The Age Of Polyphony

Plainsong In The Age Of Polyphony

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From at least the eighth century and for about a thousand years the repertory of music now known as Gregorian chant, or plainsong, formed the largest body of written music, and was the most frequently performed and the most assiduously studied music in Western civilisation. It lay at the root of all instruction in practical music, and in some sense was at the core of the enormous portion of notated music that survives today. But plainsong did not follow rigid conventions. It seems increasingly clear that, whatever may have been intended with respect to uniformity and tradition, the practice of plainsong varied considerably within time and place. It is just this variation, this living quality of plainsong, that these essays address. In addition, much new information is made available on the study of local rites and practices, and on the liturgical matrix of important polyphonic repertories. The contributors - leading scholars in their field - have sought information from a wide variety of areas: liturgy, architecture, art history, secular and ecclesiastical history, and hagiography, as a step towards reassembling the fragments of cultural history into the rich mosaic from which they came.

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Genre : Music
Author by : Thomas Forrest Kelly
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1992-01-16
File : 241 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0521401607


The Elements Of Plainsong

The Elements Of Plainsong

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Genre : Chants (Anglican)
Author by : Henry Bremridge Briggs
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Release : 1895
File : 91 Pages
ISBN-13 : UCLA:L0069672418


The Elements Of Plainsong

The Elements Of Plainsong

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Genre : Gregorian chants
Author by : Walter Howard Frere
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Release : 1909
File : 89 Pages
ISBN-13 : UCBK:C050123629


Eventide

Eventide

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One of The Best Books of The Year: Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, The Plain Dealer, and Rocky Mountain News Kent Haruf, award-winning, bestselling author of Plainsong returns to the high-plains town of Holt, Colorado, with a novel of masterful authority. The aging McPheron brothers are learning to live without Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they took in and who has now left their ranch to start college. A lonely young boy stoically cares for his grandfather while a disabled couple tries to protect their a violent relative. As these lives unfold and intersect, Eventide unveils the immemorial truths about human beings: their fragility and resilience, their selfishness and goodness, and their ability to find family in one another.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Kent Haruf
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2004-05-04
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781400043019


Plainsong

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Piecing together her family history from her grandfather's journal, Paula Sterling learns about how her ancestors endured the hardships of early frontier life through the boom times of the 1950s and comes to better understand her grandfather's character through the challenges he faced. Original.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Nancy Huston
Publisher : Zoland Books, Incorporated
Release : 2002
File : 226 Pages
ISBN-13 : IND:30000087904870


Benediction

Benediction

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From the beloved and best-selling author of Plainsong and Eventide comes a story of life and death, and the ties that bind, once again set out on the High Plains in Holt, Colorado. 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. Despite the travails that each of these families faces, together they form bonds strong enough to carry them through the most difficult of times. Bracing, sad and deeply illuminating, Benediction captures the fullness of life by representing every stage of it, including its extinction, as well as the hopes and dreams that sustain us along the way. Here Kent Haruf gives us his most indelible portrait yet of this small town and reveals, with grace and insight, the compassion, the suffering and, above all, the humanity of its inhabitants.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Kent Haruf
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2013-02-26
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307962157


Plainsong

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A mysterious plague, which seems the precursor of even more astounding events, wipes out most all adults, leaving only the young and the animals alive, who develop an uncanny ability to communicate with each other

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Deborah Grabien
Publisher : Fawcett Books
Release : 1991-10-21
File : 229 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0449219852