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Colorado, January 1977. Eighty-year-old Edith Goodnough lies in a hospital bed, IV taped to the back of her hand, police officer at her door. She is charged with murder. The clues: a sack of chicken feed slit with a knife, a milky-eyed dog tied outdoors one cold afternoon. The motives: the brutal business of farming and a family code of ethics as unforgiving as the winter prairie itself.

In his critically acclaimed first novel, Kent Haruf delivers the sweeping tale of a woman of the American High Plains, as told by her neighbor, Sanders Roscoe. As Roscoe shares what he knows, Edith's tragedies unfold: a childhood of pre-dawn chores, a mother's death, a violence that leaves a father dependent on his children, forever enraged. Here is the story of a woman who sacrifices her happiness in the name of family--and then, in one gesture, reclaims her freedom. Breathtaking, determinedly truthful, The Tie That Binds is a powerfully eloquent tribute to the arduous demands of rural America, and of the tenacity of the human spirit.

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Edith Goodenough, the courageous daughter of Colorado homesteaders, finds herself bound by duty, love, and obligation to her crippled father and, by strength and determination, learns to live within the constraints of that responsibility. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Synopsis:

As elderly Edith Goudnough lies in a hospital bed, accused of murder, her neighbor, Sanders Roscoe, tells what he knows of her life: "a childhood of pre-dawn chores, a mother's death, a violence that leaves a father dependent on his children, forever enraged."--Cover.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307560643
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Vintage Contemporaries
Author:
Haruf, Kent
Author:
Kent Haruf
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Aged women
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Colorado
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Older women
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000321
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
246
Age Level:
Aged women

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

The Tie That Binds
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Product details 246 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307560643 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Edith Goodenough, the courageous daughter of Colorado homesteaders, finds herself bound by duty, love, and obligation to her crippled father and, by strength and determination, learns to live within the constraints of that responsibility. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , As elderly Edith Goudnough lies in a hospital bed, accused of murder, her neighbor, Sanders Roscoe, tells what he knows of her life: "a childhood of pre-dawn chores, a mother's death, a violence that leaves a father dependent on his children, forever enraged."--Cover.
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