A Place on Earth

A Place on Earth

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by Wendell Berry
     
 

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The rhythms of this novel are the rhythms of the land. A Place on Earth resonates with variations played on themes of change; looping transitions from war into peace, winter into spring, browning flood destruction into greening fields, absence into presence, lost into found. This brings the revised 1983 edition back into print, the next book in our program to put all

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The rhythms of this novel are the rhythms of the land. A Place on Earth resonates with variations played on themes of change; looping transitions from war into peace, winter into spring, browning flood destruction into greening fields, absence into presence, lost into found. This brings the revised 1983 edition back into print, the next book in our program to put all of Wendell Berry's fiction into print in revised and corrected uniform editions.

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Publishers Weekly
Mat's inner struggle to come to terms with the world is illuminated and given meaning by Wendell Berry's compassionate understanding of the town, the land, and the people he writes about...His book is one to be savored slowly for its humanity, humor, wisdom, and poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582439693
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Port William
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
484,689
File size:
347 KB

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Wallace Stenger
A splendid, warm, heartfelt novel about countrymen by a countryman...What a pleasure it is to read a book about decent people who love or like or at least tolerate each other.

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3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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