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Wendell Berry – Seven Excellent Ebook Deals!!!


Although there is more than a little irony in the phrase “Wendell Berry ebook” (considering that Berry himself adamantly refuses to use a computer), Berry’s books are extraordinary regardless how you choose to read them, and these prices are hard to pass up!!!

#1:

Jayber Crow: A Novel

Wendell Berry

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“Jayber Crow, town barber in Port William, Ky., recounts his life journey, which parallels the decline of sustainable agriculture throughout rural America. The agrarian threads also run through the novel’s romantic triangle, in which Crow pines for the heart of the gracious and beautiful Mattie Chapman, whose ambitious agribusinessman husband, Troy, embodies the antithesis of Crow’s sacred devotion to nature. Veteran narrator Paul Michael effectively portrays Crow’s complexities and contradictions as both an insider at the hub of community life and a self-sufficient loner who eschews the material comforts and conveniences of the modern age. As Crow and his friends feast on fried catfish and corn pone at a water-drinking party, Michael’s whimsical imitation of the good, good, good sound of a moonshine whiskey jug evokes a wistful connection to the joyous simple pleasures of a contemplative existence. Michael’s deliberate pronunciation of hard consonant sounds as Crow repeatedly scoffs at the machine-like momentum of the war and the economy may seem heavy-handed. Yet Berry’s activism informs his storytelling, so listeners familiar with his body of work should not be surprised by the political edge.” — Publishers Weekly

#2:

Hannah Coulter: A Novel

Wendell Berry

*** $1.99 ***

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the Audiobook for only $7.49!!!

Hannah Coulter is Wendell Berry’s seventh novel and his first to employ the voice of a woman character in its telling. Hannah, the now–elderly narrator, recounts the love she has for the land and for her community. She remembers each of her two husbands, and all places and community connections threatened by twentieth–century technologies. At risk is the whole culture of family farming, hope redeemed when her wayward and once lost grandson, Virgil, returns to his rural home place to work the farm.


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#3:

Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food

Wendell Berry, Michael Pollan

*** $1.99 ***

“I always turn to Wendell Berry for inspiration on food, community, agriculture, and well, just being a human. His work has influenced so many of my own mentors that I feel like he’s my own teacher. This is one of my favorite collections of his.” ―Samin Nosrat, Vulture

#4:

Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues of Place

Jack R. Baker, Jeffrey Bilbro

*** $2.99 ***

“This book is a profound, expansive treatment of Wendell Berry’s thought applied in a particular context. In this frame, the book serves as a helpful introduction to the vast writing works of Wendell Berry. For those largely unfamiliar with his work, this book can be a helpful place to start. This is especially true of Berry’s holistic economic philosophy, to which he refers as The Great Economy, a complex and rich vision of holistic communal flourishing. In a competitive market, where college campuses engage in expensive marketing campaigns, amenities arm races, and cutthroat discounting to recruit students, Wendell Berry and Higher Education raises critical questions for higher education leaders. Those looking for a catalyst for deep conversations on the role of higher education within the fabric of local communities and economics, this is a provocative read.”―Englewood Review of Books

#5:

Watch With Me: and Six Other Stories

Wendell Berry

*** $1.99 ***

“This charming collection examines the lives of Tol and Miss Minnie on their Kentucky farm from 1908 to 1941. Despite its universal appeal, this book is distinctly Southern, rich with delightful colloquialisms and the mores and attitudes of rural folk of that time. Some stories are framed… underscor[ing] the fact that storytelling and the past are integral to Southern society… Every reader deserves the opportunity to meet Tol and Miss Minnie.” —Library Journal

#6:

Nathan Coulter

Wendell Berry

*** $1.99 ***

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the Audiobook for only $7.49!!!

Nathan Coulter, Wendell Berry’s first book, was published in 1960 when he was twenty–seven. In his first novel, the author presents his readers with their first introduction to what would become Berry’s life’s work, chronicling through fiction a place where the inhabitants of Port William form what is more than community, but rather a “membership” in interrelatedness, a spiritual community, united by duty and bonds of affection for one another and for the land upon which they make their livelihood.

#7:

The Memory of Old Jack

Wendell Berry

*** $1.99 ***

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the Audiobook for only $7.49!!!

“Poet, essayist and fiction writer Wendell Berry has established himself as the consummate writer’s writer. His grounding in agrarian themes—both sociologically insightful and intimately personal—harks back to the rich tradition of Faulkner. Over the past four decades, Berry has built an impressive body of novels and short stories devoted to the fictional rural hamlet of Port William, located in his home state of Kentucky. First published in 1974, The Memory of Old Jack recounts the last days in the life of 92-year-old farmer Jack Beechum in the fall of 1952, as the self-sufficient man of the soil contemplates both his heartaches and triumphs. Veteran narrator Paul Michael brings Jack’s meandering journey between the present and past into crystal-clear focus. His portrayal of the emotionally and sexually barren terrain of Jack’s relationship with his wife, Ruth, evokes especially powerful angst concerning the disconnect between dutiful obligation and romantic passion. This book 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 Starred Review

 

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com


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