THE TIE THAT BINDS.

Haruf, Kent.

Published by New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984. dj
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Hardcover first edition - First printing. Spanning more than 80 years from 1896 to modern times, and set in the spare country of Colorado's high prairie, this is the story of a woman, who found herself bound by love and obligation to her father and her younger brother - first by the death of her mother when she was just 15, and then by an accident that left her father crippled and half mad. A very spare, powerful and highly praised debut novel, finalist for the American Book Award. Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped.) LIMITED TIME SALE: All prices shown have been REDUCED by 25% for the ABEBOOKS SALE. Free wrapping on request. Dust jackets are protected with archival covers, and books are carefully packed for shipping. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Edith Goodenough, the courageous daughter of Colorado homesteaders, finds herself bound by duty, love, and obligation to her crippled father and, by strength and determination, learns to live within the constraints of that responsibility

From the Inside Flap: Colorado, January 1977. Eighty-year-old Edith Goodnough lies in a hospital bed, IV taped to the back of her hand, police officer at her door. She is charged with murder. The clues: a sack of chicken feed slit with a knife, a milky-eyed dog tied outdoors one cold afternoon. The motives: the brutal business of farming and a family code of ethics as unforgiving as the winter prairie itself.

In his critically acclaimed first novel, Kent Haruf delivers the sweeping tale of a woman of the American High Plains, as told by her neighbor, Sanders Roscoe. As Roscoe shares what he knows, Edith's tragedies unfold: a childhood of pre-dawn chores, a mother's death, a violence that leaves a father dependent on his children, forever enraged. Here is the story of a woman who sacrifices her happiness in the name of family--and then, in one gesture, reclaims her freedom. Breathtaking, determinedly truthful, The Tie That Binds is a powerfully eloquent tribute to the arduous demands of rural America, and of the tenacity of the human spirit.

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Title: THE TIE THAT BINDS.
Publisher: New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984. dj

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