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The Tie That Binds

Haruf, Kent

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ISBN 10: 0030719798 / ISBN 13: 9780030719790
Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, NY, 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Tie That Binds

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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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

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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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