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The tie that binds: a novel

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Vintage Contemporaries,
Pub. Date:
2000.
Edition:
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
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English
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From the bestselling author of Eventide , The Tie That Binds is a powerfully eloquent tribute to the arduous demands of rural America, and of the tenacity of the human spirit. 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. Here, 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.
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9780375724381
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subject_facetColorado
Colorado -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Farm life
Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction
Older women -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Women
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Farm life
Frontier and pioneer life
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Psychological fiction
Women