Our Souls at Night Quotes

Kent Haruf
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And then there was the day when Addie Moore made a call on Louis Waters.
-- Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 1)

Importance: In these opening words, the author tells the reader exactly what makes his story significant. With "and then," the opening has the feel of something that has started and only continues.The first two words indicate that the novel's action will encompass only what happens during the setting's scope. With the idea of continuation in mind, Our Souls at Night represents only an instant of action in the larger scheme of the events in Holt County. Since all of Kent Haruf's books take place in Holt County, this idea gains further standing.

I can have faith in you. I see that already. But I'm not sure I can be equal to you.
-- Louis (chapter 2 paragraph 11)

Importance: Louis tells Addie these words because he does not believe that he can be as daring or as strong as Addie herself is...

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