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The Pleasure of His Company: Reading Kent Haruf


Enchanted–that is the way I felt when I first read Kent Haruf and came to experience his fictional town of Holt, Colorado and began to know the people who inhabit it. Winner of the prestigious Wallace Stegner award and finalist for the National Book Award, Haruf captures you in the first few sentences and brings you into the lives of characters not soon forgotten. Come along with me as we journey to Holt and see the treasures he has to share with us.  We will read and discuss his first three novels, The Ties that Bind and Where You Once Belonged and then move on to his highly acclaimed Plainsong. Please read these before class and come prepared with favorite passages to read aloud, questions, and/or comments to share.

Instructor Bio:

Anna Askounis holds a doctorate in counseling from the University of Virginia and, before retiring, was a psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in marriage and family therapy. Prior to that, she taught English at the secondary and college levels.

Required Reading:

Haruf, Kent. The Ties that Bind, 2000. Haruf, Kent. Where You Once Belonged, 2000. Haruf, Kent. Plainsong, 2000.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B500 Anna Askounis May 18, 25, June 1 Fr 10:00-11:30 a.m. OLLI Conference Room WL

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