Jayber Crow

A Novel

Berry, Wendell

Book - 2000
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"Jayber Crow, born in Goforth, Kentucky, orphaned at age ten, began his search as a "pre-ministerial student" at Pigeonville College." "Eventually, after the flood of 1937, Jayber becomes the barber of the small community of Port William, Kentucky. From behind that barber chair he lives out the questions that drove him from seminary and begins to accept the gifts of community that enclose his answers. The chair gives him a perfect perch from which to listen, to talk, and to see, as life spends itself all around. In this novel full of remarkable characters, he tells his story that becomes the story of his town and its transcendent membership."--Jacket.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, ©2000.
ISBN: 1582430292
9781582430294
1582431604
9781582431604
Characteristics: 363 pages ;,23 cm

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Feb 01, 2015
  • WVMLStaffPicks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Berry is a Kentucky farmer, a cultural critic, and a prolific writer whose “Port William” fiction has been compared to Faulkner’s Mississippi. In this quietly touching novel, a man looks back on his difficult but full life and the transitions of the 20th century as felt in his small Kentucky town. A classic.

Sep 11, 2013
  • Labelleview rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This novel is a beautiful reflection on life, mortality, and nature from a master of prose, poetry, and fiction.

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