Peter Geye of Minneapolis writes:

I’ve spent the last few evenings rereading Kent Haruf’s “Our Souls at Night.” When a widow and widower come together for comfort and companionship, they discover much more. This is a novel about our simplest desires — to love and be loved — and the endless forms that love can find. And it’s about loneliness and the ways we needn’t live with it. Haruf spent his life grappling with these themes, and he’s found their perfect expression in this, his last novel.

Geye is the author of “Safe From the Sea.” His new novel, “Wintering,” will be published in June.

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