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Benediction

(2013)
(The third book in the Plainsong series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Rathbone Folio Prize Best Book (nominee)
From the beloved and best-selling author comes a story of life and death, family and community, once again set out on the high plains in Holt, Colorado.

When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife must work together, along with their daughter, to make his final days as comfortable as possible, despite the bitter absence of their estranged son. Next door, a young girl moves in with her grandmother and contends with the memories that Dad's condition stirs up of her own mother's death. A newly arrived preacher attempts to mend his strained relationships with his wife and son, and soon faces the disdain of his congregation when he offers more than they are used to getting on Sunday mornings. And throughout, an elderly widow and her middle-aged daughter do all they can to ease the pain of their friends and neighbors. Here Haruf gives us his most indelible portrait yet of this small town, one that highlights the compassion, the suffering, and, above all, the humanity of its inhabitants.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Benediction (Platinum Readers Circle (Center Point))
Author(s): Kent Haruf
ISBN: 1-61173-806-7 / 978-1-61173-806-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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April 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Benediction (Plainsong 3)
Author(s): Kent Haruf
ISBN: 1-4472-2752-2 / 978-1-4472-2752-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Benediction
Author(s): Kent Haruf
ISBN: 0-307-95988-0 / 978-0-307-95988-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

February 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Benediction (Plainsong 3)
Author(s): Kent Haruf
ISBN: 1-4472-2753-0 / 978-1-4472-2753-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Benediction (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Kent Haruf
ISBN: 0-307-95042-5 / 978-0-307-95042-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Benediction
Author(s): Kent Haruf
ISBN: 0-8041-7274-9 / 978-0-8041-7274-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Benediction
Author(s): Kent Haruf
ISBN: 1-4472-2972-X / 978-1-4472-2972-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

March 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Benediction
Author(s): Kent Haruf
ISBN: 0-385-36363-X / 978-0-385-36363-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Benediction
Author(s): Kent Haruf
ISBN: 0-385-36361-3 / 978-0-385-36361-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Benediction
Author(s): Kent Haruf
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Benediction
Author(s): Kent Haruf
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Benediction (Plainsong Series Book 3)
Author(s): Kent Haruf
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Benediction (Plainsong series Book 3)
Author(s): Kent Haruf
Publisher: Vintage
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