The Tie That Binds: A Novel Fun Activities

Kent Haruf
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Work of Art

Create an artistic work in any medium depicting an interesting scene, setting or character in "The Tie that Binds".

Short Story

Research life in late 1800s-early 1900s Colorado and compose a short story that is set during that time.

Alternate Ending/Epilogue

Have students rewrite the end of the novel so that it concludes differently, or, write an epilogue which further explains what happens to Edith after the end of the novel.


Choose an interesting section from the novel and perform it as a dramatic scene or comedic skit.

Book Cover

Design a new book cover which depicts the novel in an interesting and creative way.

Postcard Collection

In "The Tie that Binds", Edith collected and treasured the postcards that Lyman sent her during his twenty year absence. Have each student choose an American city that Lyman may have sent a postcard from -...

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