Wednesday, July 12th, 10a.m. — at the Welch Cottage
MacMahan Reads Plainsong by Kent Haruf and its sequel Eventide.
Thursday, July 13th, 8p.m. at the Playhouse
Plainsong, the movie.
Monday, July 24th 10 a.m. Poetry Salon at the Hamilton Cottage
Bring a poem or poems to share.
Tuesday, August 22, 10a.m. — at the Cottage of Nick and Erin Stone
MacMahan Reads Benediction by Kent Haruf, the third in the trilogy.
This award winning book takes place in a small town on the high plains of Colorado and chronicles the lives of some of it’s struggling residents namely a lonely school teacher and his young sons who’ve been abandoned by their depressed wife and mother, a forgotten inbound widow, a caretaker and her elderly father, two rough on the exterior old bachelor brothers , and an abandoned pregnant teenage girl. This is an unflinching look at how life’s harshest challenges can draw unexpected people together and strengthen them.
Readers will find that what made Plainsong a bestseller—its humanity, its grace and its moving, heartfelt story—shines again in Eventide
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.
All three books are available from Amazon, Kindle and most public libraries.