A Place on Earth

A Place on Earth

Book - 2001
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Published in 1967, we return to Port William during the Second World War to revisit Jayber Crow, the barber, Uncle Stanley, the gravedigger, Jarrat and Burley, the sharecroppers, and Brother Preston, the preacher, as well as Mat Feltner, his wife Margaret, and his daughter-in-law Hannah, whose son will be born after news comes that Hannah's husband Virgil is missing.

"The earth is the genius of our life," Wendell Berry writes here. "The final questions and their answers lie serenely coupled in it."

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, 2001.
ISBN: 9781582431246
Characteristics: 321 p. ;,23 cm.


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Apr 22, 2015

This was a great pleasure to read. The writing is wonderful and the characters are fully developed; it's a portrait of a community and its interconnected members. The pace is slow -- readers who want a fast moving plot will not take to this book. But I loved it. Some of it is funny, but some of it is heartbreakingly sad.

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