The Resource Jayber Crow: : a novel

Jayber Crow: : a novel

Label
Jayber Crow: : a novel
Title
Jayber Crow:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Wendell Berry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jayber Crow, born in Goforth, Kentucky, orphaned at age ten, began his search as a "pre-ministerial student" at Pigeonville College. There, freedom met with new burdens and a young man needed more than a mirror to find himself. But the beginning of that finding was a short conversation with "Old Grit," his profound professor of New Testament Greek. "You have been given questions to which you cannot be given answers. You will have to live them out--perhaps a little at a time." "And how long is that going to take?" "I don't know. As long as you live, perhaps." "That could be a long time." "I will tell you a further mystery," he said. "It may take longer." Eventually, after the flood of 1937, Jayber becomes the barber of the small community of Port William, Kentucky. From behind that barber chair he lives out the questions that drove him from seminary and begins to accept the gifts of community that enclose his answers. The chair gives him a perfect perch from which to listen, to talk, and to see, as life spends itself all around. In this novel full of remarkable characters, he tells his story that becomes the story of his town and its transcendent membership
Member of
Summary
In a new novel set in a small-town "Heaven," the rural Kentucky farmer-philosopher returns to his fictional Port William to explore themes of love, suffering, and joy
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
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015407
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
hoopla (Digital media service)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
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Berry, Wendell
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Port William
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  • Port William (Ky. : Imaginary place)
  • Barbers
  • Orphans
  • Psychological fiction
  • Kentucky
Target audience
adult
Label
Jayber Crow: : a novel
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11807603
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781582436890
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11807603
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11807603
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Jayber Crow: : a novel
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11807603
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781582436890
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11807603
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11807603
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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