Our Souls at Night - Kent Haruf

Our Souls at Night

By Kent Haruf

  • Release Date: 2015-05-26
  • Genre: Family
Score: 4
From 213 Ratings


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.

This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.


  • Our souls at night

    By Hypostatized
    This is a lovely book about people returning to a younger version of themselves. Having the Courage to take a chance on love and overcoming built in resistance to opening themselves to affection. Older people can also fall in love again and imagine giving pleasure and being companionable. Perhaps a little bittersweet but that's what happens in life.
  • Sorry

    By She said:
    I hope the movie with my two favorite actors Redford and Fonda will magically bring this poorly written story to life.
  • Our Souls at Night

    By 1weeks
    What a sad story...
  • Our souls at night

    By Illinois Nona
    Touching and meaningful story for someone who has lived its reality. In a simple, clean, unadorned style Haruf creates a memorable tale and a cast of memorable characters. I felt sympathy and joy and sorrow and disappointment as I moved from chapter. I highly recommend this novel.
  • What a beautiful story

    By Carotello76
    It's hard to believe that a story about an old woman and an old man could be so sad and romantic and heart-piercing. Brought back memories of when I read The Bridges of Madison County in high school & cried my eyes out! I'll be thinking about Addie and Louis for a long time...
  • Our souls at night

    By Callie1001
    Very touching story. I didn't want it to end...
  • Our Souls at Night

    By Paris4675
    A very sad yet haunting story. It has a spare beauty that is simply told. I would have liked a bit more detail about the characters but when you know that the author was dying as he wrote this book it makes it ever more poignant.