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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.
Authors: Berry, Wendell, 1934-
Title: Jayber Crow
a novel
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, c2000.
Characteristics: 363 p. ;,23 cm.
Notes: "The life story of Jayber Crow, barber, of the Port William Membership, as written by himself" -- cover
Summary: "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.
Local Note: 6 53 109 112 133 173 182 203 210 211 231 250
ISBN: 9781582431604
1582431604
9781582430294
1582430292
Statement of Responsibility: by Wendell Berry
Subject Headings: Orphans Fiction. Barbers Fiction. Kentucky Fiction. Port William (Ky. : Imaginary place) Fiction.
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Pastoral fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Topical Term: Orphans
Barbers
Port William (Ky. Imaginary place)
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Berry, Wendell, 1934- Jayber Crow. Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, c2000 (OCoLC)606358817
LCCN: 00035889
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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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