A Place on Earthby Wendell Berry
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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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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