Reviews

  • A woven time-travelling book, about all that it is to be human, about love, land, life. Just beautiful. What an amazing writer he is. Short stories that link together like trees in a forest

    Jackie Morris, co-author of THE LOST WORDS
  • What a wise and inspiring collection this is, although 'collection' hardly does it justice, it sounds far too piecemeal and ephemeral for a book with such a meditative and singular focus. It's so full of life, expanding the horizon as you read, revealing a wider and a deeper way of looking at the quotidian. Like Denis Johnson, Marilynne Robinson, or Seamus Heaney, Wendell Berry shows us that sometimes looking deeply into one world can become a profound way of looking at the whole world.

    Barney Norris, author of FIVE RIVERS MET ON A WOODED PLAIN
  • Praise for Wendell Berry: One of America's finest prose writers

    Publishers Weekly
  • Berry richly evokes Port William's farmlands and hamlets, and his characters are fiercely individual, yet mutually protective in everything they do. . . . His sentences are exquisitely constructed, suggesting the cyclic rhythms of his agrarian world

    New York Times
  • Intricate and beautiful, sad but strong

    Washington Post
  • A small treasure . . . part of a long line that descends from Chaucer to Katherine Mansfield to William Trevor.

    Chicago Tribune
  • Berry is the master of earthy country living seen through the eyes of laconic farmers.... He makes his stories shine with meaning and warmth

    Christian Science Monitor
  • What unites [these stories] is a deep humanity, compassion and a sense of recognition that our modern lives unfolded at some point on Earth from stories such as these

    Seattle Times
  • No writer has written of a place better or more completely than Wendell Berry has written of Port William

    Arkansas Democrat Gazette
  • Berry is an American treasure; this collection belongs in all literary fiction collections

    Library Journal