The Tie That Binds

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The Tie That Binds

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.

Specifications of The Tie That Binds

GENERAL
AuthorKent Haruf
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-100030719798
ISBN-139780030719790
PublisherHenry Holt & Co
Number Of Pages246
Publication Date1984-10
DIMENSIONS
Height0.9 inch.
Length8.4 inch.
Width5.6 inch.
Weight1 pounds.

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