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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (336 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendell Berry Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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That Distant Land collects 23 stories, interlinked with each other and with the other published Port William novels. The stories, arranged in their fictional chronology (from 1888 to almost the present day), become one sustained work, a new novel that spans the entire life and time involved. The range of this book is extraordinary - it offers rest for the weary, hope for the beleaguered, and strength for everyone else.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jill | 2/20/2014

    " Really great writing, but short stories are hard for me to enjoy. If I like them, then I don't like them to end quite so soon. I like Bildungsroman lit, so I prefer hefty character development. My two favorites were It Wasn't Me and Fidelity. I like very much Berry's concept of the compilation of short stories that span generations of a town and the inhabitants' relationships to one another. The chronology of the layout and maps were a nice touch. Berry writes in such detail, that it sounds more like he's recounting his own memories than composing fiction. He's a really decent writer and is a great example of old-timey lit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michal | 2/14/2014

    " Reading Wendell Berry's short stories makes you long for a way of life that has left us. Each story is like returning home after a long and weary journey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by James | 1/23/2014

    " A very good collection of short stories... a real pleasure to read. This is also a collection of several of his other books... Fidelity, The Wild Birds, Ptolemy Proudfoot, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Meredith | 1/23/2014

    " Unbelievable. Every single story of this book is breathtaking. Wendell Berry has a way of drawing you into his stories that makes you never want to come back - even if they're sad or uncomfortable. I love the setting - a small town filled with farmland and generations of families that are beautifully intertwined. "

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