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Where You Once Belonged by Kent HarufWhere You Once Belonged by Kent Haruf
The red Cadillac pulled down Main Street and sat by the tavern for hours, unnoticed. Then Ralph Bird of the Men's Store recognized the driver as Jack Burdette and bolted to the sheriff's office. The prodigal Read More...
Pages: 176

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Plainsong by Kent HarufPlainsong by Kent Haruf
Kent Haruf reveals a whole community as he interweaves the stories of a pregnant high school girl, a lonely teacher, a pair of boys abandoned by their mother, and a couple of crusty bachelor farmers.
Pages: 301

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