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One Book – One Lincoln – 2002 – Resources

Additional Resources for Plainsong

Please be aware that some of the links on this historical archive page may have expired.

Reviews of Plainsong


About the Author

  • Contemporary Authors entry on Haruf (database no longer available through the libraries)
  • Nebraska Center for Writers – Creighton University (site no longer exists)
  • PeaceCorpsWriters Interview (no longer available)
  • Zenana Book Club Author Bio
  • Haruf’s page on the Southern Illinois University site (not recently updated)
  • Kansas City Star interview by John Mark Eberhart – 9-14-2000
  • Manitowoc Public Library (WI) – book and author info, plus discussion questions (no longer available)
  • “Plainsong Author Pleased With Book’s Success” (article in SIU’s newspaper – 10-18-1999) (no longer available)
  • Previewport.com Author Bio
  • Interview with Haruf by Random House (publisher of Plainsong)
  • Seattlepi.com interview with Haruf by Hillel Italie of AP – 11-5-1999 (no longer available)
  • Greyrock Institute Writing Seminar – June 2002

About the Book

  • Publisher’s information
  • All-America Reads
  • BookChatter.com description
  • BookCrossing.com – 25+ copies of Plainsong have been “released into the wild”
  • BookMuse.com entry on Plainsong – overview, author bio, discussion questions, guide to leading discussions on this title, much more:
  • The International Impac Dublin Award (no longer available)
  • Mountains and Plains Regional Booksellers Association Regional Book Awards (no longer available)
  • Notes In The Margin Web site [background, description, brief review, list of other on-line resources] (no longer available)
  • Plainsong selected for bi-state reading project – Kansas City, MO & Kansas City, KS “Plainsong” up for Book Award in New Yorker – 1-10-2000 (no longer available)

Excerpts from Plainsong


Reading Group Discussion Guides


Nebraska Center for Writers


About the Term “Plainsong”


Other Cities Reading Plainsong


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What Other Communities Are Reading

One Book Reading Promotion Projects (Library of Congress Center for the Book)

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