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The Tie That Binds Hardcover – 1 Oct 1984

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Co; 1st Edition edition (1 Oct. 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0030719798
  • ISBN-13: 978-0030719790
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,879,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The beautiful and heart-rending first novel from the author of Plainsong. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Kent Haruf is the author of six novels (and, with the photographer Peter Brown, West of Last Chance). His honours include a Whiting Foundation Writers' Award, the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award, the Wallace Stegner Award, and a special citation from the PEN/Hemingway Foundation; he was also a finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and The New Yorker Book Award. Benediction was shortlisted for the Folio Prize. He died in November 2014, at the age of seventy-one. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. M. Stamp VINE VOICE on 28 Aug. 2013
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Kent Haruf is one of my favourite authors. His books are short (like life) and very emotional (again, like life). You will cry and you will laugh, you will yearn and you will empathise with his characters and the way he seems to know human nature so well. He is observant to the smallest detail and seems to understand completely the bleakness of life in rural America.
The Tie that Binds is a tale about 80 year old Edith Goodnough, who is under police guard in hospital, charged with murdering her brother. I don't think you will be able to put it down once you have read the first page and if you are like millions of others, you will go on to read all Haruf's books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bess on 16 Jan. 2012
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This is the first Kent Haruf book I have read and I loved it (I'm off to find some more). Its a gentle, well rounded, sometimes sad, sometimes funny story. It really does feel as if you're sitting down in a comfy chair listening to the narrator tell the tale of this woman's life - which sounds like a simple thing to do but I suspect very difficult to write successfully. All the characters come to life, you can feel the loneliness and hardships of rural life, you can hear the dialogue in your head and there are just enough descriptive passages to set the scene - without too many flowery bits. Maybe not a 'great' book but I thought very well written and I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you like Fannie Flagg, Billie Letts, Mary Lawson then you'll like this.
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This is a well-written narrative which engages the reader immediately. The author shuns all pretentious literary devices whilst telling the story of a woman's sacrifice to family duty. Throughout she is manipulated by the selfish views first of her father & then her brother. Set in the rural west one sees how the harshness of the environment contributes to the unbending attitudes of people.
One feels great sympathy for the protagonists who have such hard but narrow lives. In many ways it depicts a rural life that has fortunately now all but disappeared.
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This is Kent Haruf's first novel. I have read all his other works and they are wonderful. Haruf is a master of the slow-burn, small details often repeated build the story to its climax leaving the reader replete,wrung out, satisfied, hungry for more. I strongly recommend this book and if you enjoy it, read his trilogy Plainsong, Eventide, Benediction - in that order!
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