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The Tie That Binds: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

Kent Haruf
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Holt, Colorado

The place where the Goodnoughs and Roscoes live as neighbors.

The Denver Post

The newspaper where the young reporter works who is sent to look into rumors that Edith Goodnough murdered her brother.

Iowa

Where Roy and Ada Goodnough lived before homesteading in Colorado.

Leon Shields Place

Where John Roscoe and others gather to drink during the prohibition years.

The Methodist Episcopal Church

The church Leona Roscoe attends.

Wandorf's Hardward

Where Wenzel Gerdts tells John and Sandy the story of Lyman putting in an appearance at the Holt Tavern.

Fort Collins, Colorado

Where Sandy attends college.

Portland, Oregon

Where Clevis says he is going after he leaves Sandy's home.

Holt County Fair

Where Sandy, Mavis, Lyman and Edith spend the afternoon before the death of Mavis's unborn son.

Five Mile Bridge

Where Lyman has the accident that claims the life of Sandy and Mavis's unborn son...

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