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The Pleasure of His Company: Reading Kent Haruf, Part Two

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 last three novels: Benediction, Eventide, and then move on to his highly acclaimed Our Souls at Night. Please read these before class and come prepared with favorite passages to read aloud, questions, and/or comments to share. It is not necessary to have taken the earlier class on Kent Haruf, taught last semester, in order to take this one.

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. Benediction, 2014.
Haruf, Kent. Eventide, 2005
Haruf, Kent. Our Souls at Night, 2016.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A501 Anna Askounis Sept 7, 14, 21 Fr 10:00-11:30 a.m. OLLI Conference Room WL

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