From the simple setting of his own barber shop, Jayber Crow, orphan, seminarian, and native of Port William, recalls his life and the life of his community as it spends itself in the middle of the 20th century. Surrounded by his friends and neighbors, he is both participant and witness as the community attempts to transcend its own decline. And meanwhile Jayber learns the art of devotion and that a faithful love is its own reward.More
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A book about heaven... "a good thing that came"
Wonderful Story with a Great Message
As an entertaining 'read' this is a great book. Had never heard of Wendell Berry but a friend guoted Jayber Crow and that was the beginning. I may be different than some in that I enjoy audio books but would prefer a Kindle book read to me so that I might stop, look and listen or read a section again, esp. when the subject matter has depth.
This said I listen to two or three audio books most months.
Jayber Crow is in the top 10.
Berry has a style somewhat similar to Twain but to me - easier to read. The words of farmers, poor people and business owners of the time is spot on but not cumbersome.
Well done - inflection and character 'seperation' was good.
My reaction was to 'remember' farming as it once was and unfortunately never to be again. My reaction was strong enough that I did some research on Mr. Berry and would love to sit on his front porch and listen.
We all must, as Mr. Berry teaches, 'Take an active interest and responsibility in the food we eat.'
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