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Set in Kentucky, during the last months of World War II, the story centers on a farmer whose son is missing in action and never returns.
Christian Audio continues on its ambitious course to bring Wendell Berry's Port William Membership novels to the audio format with accomplished narrator Paul Michael once again demonstrating his tremendous range. Set in the closing months of World War II, Berry incorporates familiar characters from other works in the series without focusing on a particular individual or family. Instead, the town of Port William serves as the central protagonist, offering the uninitiated a Berry immersion course, though one that requires attentive and patient listening. The multiple story lines of loss and redemption weave together at a deliberate pace, much like the agrarian rhythms of planting and harvesting that Berry holds so dear. As always, Michael demonstrates a special knack for dialogue, especially the nuances of marriage, family and friendship in a rural community. Granted, when measured by the yardstick of the contemporary fiction marketplace, A Place on Earthcan certainly be described as demanding, but the excellent production offers a feast of the senses for discerning audiences. A Counterpoint paperback. (Oct.)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Posted February 13, 2003
This book is one of my all-time favorites in life. Simply a beautiful, splendidly well-written and heart opening story about a man coming to terms with his son's MIA status. The way Berry handles the character's loss, and the fact that his sorry is unbearable is simply other worldly. If you read nothing else of Wendall Berry, read this. You will cherish it.
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Posted July 21, 2012