This is a bittersweet love story about a woman in her seventies named Addie and the relationship which develops after she asks her neighbor Louis, a widower, if he will consider spending his nights at her home. Addie, a widow, is lonely and in need of a man to speak with in the dark at the end of the day.
As their unlikely relationship blossoms, many intimate life secrets are revealed making this a touching story. Despite the wagging of tongues in their small Colorado town, all goes well until the entrance of Addie’s grandson who experiences a loneliness of his own.
This is a lovely final novel by Haruf and one I could relate to on a personal level. The author’s vivid descriptions are ones which made me long to be in the mountains. Thank you Mom for the recommendation!