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Plainsong - Kent Haruf This was a "community read" book selected for the Kansas City metro area in the early 2000s. I remember attending a discussion group to talk about the book, but I hardly remember much of the book. Here's a review from the 2013 PageADay Book Lover's Calendar:

Set in a small community on the plains of Colorado, this novel tells the interwoven stories of several beautifully delineated characters. Chief among them is Tom, a high school history teacher whose wife has recently abandoned him and their two boys, and Victoria, a teenage girl who’s thrown out of her home when it’s discovered that she’s pregnant. Although the characters face enormous challenges, the novel ultimately celebrates their resilience and interdependence.
PLAINSONG, by Kent Haruf (1999; Vintage, 2000)