In a rural Kentucky river town, "Old Jack" Beechum, a retired farmer, sees his life again through the shades of one burnished day in September 1952. Bringing the earthiness of America's past to mind,The Memory of Old Jack conveys the truth and integrity of the land and the people who live it. Through the eyes of one man can be seen the values of Americans strive to recapture as we arrive at the next century.More
"This audiobook release offers an excellent venue for new audiences to discover Berry, a seminal literary figure whose gifted storytelling challenges, provokes, inspires and affirms." (Publishers Weekly)
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Beautiful Appreciation of Life
- D. Farnham
I loved the slow and easy pace of the story. It took a little while to grab hold but once it did, every day it would draw me in and rock me in its beautiful language.
When Jack's wife died and they finally had a moment of closeness and understanding with each other after a lifetime of quiet unhappiness.
Having heard Wendell Berry speak, Paul made me believe that it was the wonderful author doing the reading.
I entered so deeply into this world that it took me days to want to read anything else.
I would love it if audible offered more of Berry's non fiction such as "What Matters- Economics for a renewed Commonwealth" and "Bringing it to the Table".
- Salt Lake Joan "happy cook"