Within the first three pages of this gripping and tender novel, Addie Moore, a 70-year-old widow, invites her neighbour, Louis Waters, to sleep over. “No, not sex,” she clarifies. “What follows is a sweet love story, a deep friendship, and a delightful revival of a life neither of them was expecting, all against the backdrop of a gossiping small town. When Addie’s six-year-old grandson arrives for the summer, Addie and Louis’s relationship is tested but ultimately strengthened. Addie’s adult son’s judgment, however, is not so easily overcome. In Our Souls at night, Kent Haruf, who died in 2014, returns to the landscape and daily life of Holt County, Colorado, where his previous novels have also been set.