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Stand by me / Wendell Berry.

By: Berry, Wendell, 1934- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 387 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780241388617 (hardback).Subject(s): Short stories, American | Country life -- Fiction | Kentucky -- Social life and customs -- FictionGenre/Form: Short stories.DDC classification: 813.54
Contents:
The hurt man (1888) -- Fly away, breath (1907) -- A consent (1908) -- Pary without ceasing (1912) -- A half-pint of Old Darling (1920) -- Down in the valley where the green grass grows (1930) -- The solemn boy (1934) -- Adny Catlett: early education (1943) -- Stand by me (1921-1944) -- Making it home (1945) -- Mike (1939-1950) -- The boundary (1965) -- That distant land (1965) -- The wild birds (1967) -- The requirement (1970) -- Dismemberment (1974) -- Fidelity (1977) -- At home (1981).
Summary: On a clear Kentucky night in 1888, a young woman risks her life to save a stranger from a drunken mob. Almost a hundred years later, her great-grandson Andy climbs a hill at the edge of town, and is flooded with memories of all he has lived, seen and heard of the past century-- of farmers wooing schoolteachers, soldiers trudging home from war; of the first motor car, the Great Depression, and Vietnam; of hunting, good whisky, and benign kidnappings; of neighbourly feuds and family secrets; of grief and betrayal-and of forgiveness, devotion and great friendship that endures for generations. These are Wendell Berry's tales of Port William, a little farming community nestled deep in the Kentucky River valley. They unravel the story of a town over the course of four generations, lovingly chronicling the intertwined lives of the families who call it home.
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The hurt man (1888) -- Fly away, breath (1907) -- A consent (1908) -- Pary without ceasing (1912) -- A half-pint of Old Darling (1920) -- Down in the valley where the green grass grows (1930) -- The solemn boy (1934) -- Adny Catlett: early education (1943) -- Stand by me (1921-1944) -- Making it home (1945) -- Mike (1939-1950) -- The boundary (1965) -- That distant land (1965) -- The wild birds (1967) -- The requirement (1970) -- Dismemberment (1974) -- Fidelity (1977) -- At home (1981).

On a clear Kentucky night in 1888, a young woman risks her life to save a stranger from a drunken mob. Almost a hundred years later, her great-grandson Andy climbs a hill at the edge of town, and is flooded with memories of all he has lived, seen and heard of the past century-- of farmers wooing schoolteachers, soldiers trudging home from war; of the first motor car, the Great Depression, and Vietnam; of hunting, good whisky, and benign kidnappings; of neighbourly feuds and family secrets; of grief and betrayal-and of forgiveness, devotion and great friendship that endures for generations. These are Wendell Berry's tales of Port William, a little farming community nestled deep in the Kentucky River valley. They unravel the story of a town over the course of four generations, lovingly chronicling the intertwined lives of the families who call it home.

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