Jayber Crow: A Novel
“This is a book about Heaven,” says Jayber Crow, “but I must say too that . . . I have wondered sometimes if it would not finally turn out to be a book about Hell.” It is 1932 and he has returned to his native Port William to become the town's barber.
Orphaned at age ten, Jayber Crow’s acquaintance with loneliness and want have made him a patient observer of the human animal, in both its goodness and frailty.
He began his search as a "pre-ministerial student" at Pigeonville College. There, freedom met with new burdens and a young man needed more than a mirror to find himself. But the beginning of that finding was a short conversation with "Old Grit," his profound professor of New Testament Greek.
Wendell Berry’s clear-sighted depiction of humanity’s gifts—love and loss, joy and despair—is seen though his intimate knowledge of the Port William Membership.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - larryerick - LibraryThing
I'm going to struggle to give this book the review it deserves. One might describe this as one of a series of books that the author wrote about the fictitious town of Port William. One might compare ... Read full review
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“Jayber Crow: A Novel - The Life Story of Jayber Crow, Barber, of the Port William Membership as Written by Himself” by Wendell Berry A sweet - and sad, and beautiful story of small town America...and ... Read full review
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