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By Wendell Berry

For greater than fifty years, Wendell Berry has been telling us tales approximately Port William, a legendary city at the banks of the Kentucky River, populated through the years by way of a solid of unforgettable characters residing in one position over many years. during this new assortment, the author’s first piece of latest fiction because the book of Andy Catlett in 2006, the tales date’s variety from 1864, while Rebecca Dawe unearths herself in her personal mirrored image on the finish of the Civil struggle, to at least one from 1991 whilst Grover Gibbs’ widow, Beulah, attends the public sale as her domestic position is on the market on the market.

It feels as though the whole club, the entire Catletts, Burley Coulter, Elton Penn, the Rowanberrys, Laura Milby, the preacher’s spouse, Kate Helen department, Andy’s puppy, Mike, approximately all people returns with a narrative or , to fill within the gaps during this lengthy story. these simply now becoming a member of the club could be charmed. these who’ve attended earlier than might be enriched.

The tale of the group of Port William is among the nice works in American literature. released within the author’s 78th 12 months, this assortment, the 10th quantity within the sequence, is the suitable social gathering to have a good time his large achievement.

"And so it’s all long gone. a brand new time has come. a number of ones of the outdated time hold religion and forestall by way of to work out me, Coulter and Wilma and some others. however the one I wait to work out is Althie. sounds like my entire lifestyles now's lived lower than the sensation of her hand touching me that day of the sale, and each day still.
I lie wakeful within the evening, and that i can see all of it in my brain, th outdated position, the home, everything I took care of see you later. i assumed i'd leave out it, yet I don’t. The time has long past while I oculd do greater than fear approximately it, and that i claim it’s a load off my brain. however the recommendations, nonetheless, are a type of company."
-- Beulah Gibbs

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