A 70’s year old widow knocks on the door of her neighbor, a 70’s year old widower and asks him if he would be interesting in sleeping over a few nights a week as she is lonely. An interesting courtship / family dynamics tale ensues. This was Haruf’s last novel before he died last year. I enjoy his sparse novels, the simple language, and while this is not one of his best, it’s a nice quick enjoyable read.
PJH Rating: ****