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Paperback The Wild Birds: Six Stories of the Port William Membership Book

ISBN: 0865472173

ISBN13: 9780865472174

The Wild Birds: Six Stories of the Port William Membership

(Part of the Port William Series)

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"Berry is a superb writer. His sense of what makes characters tick is extraordinary . . . Short stories don't get any better than these." --People As part of Counterpoint's celebration of beloved... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Wendell Berry's best collection

He has many great fiction writings but I would start with this one. Solid, clear, continuously beautiful. 'Fidelity' comes in second place but this by far is leads. Should replace lots of other nonsense in the American lit canon.

Mr. Berry creates an empathy for his characters,...

...and their sense of place, that runs through his readers like an umbilical spirit to the Earth. Making those connections in ways that move us emotionally and profoundly, from complacency to caring, about how we relate to each other, our communities, and the land that nourishes, sustains, and gives rise to this, and all life. In six finely crafted stories of character, conscience, and enduring values, the author inspires and challenges the reader to think of responsibility beyond their own mortality and how that caring strengthens and enriches their existence and gives it meaning.

Stories that lift your soul to rejoicing.

My first encounter with Berry's fiction rekindled my appreciation for this genre of writing. These stories are filled with love and emotion while conveying Berry's ideals of community and cohesiveness. They decry materialism and champion mankind. I was inspired to be a better person during this walk through the Port William Membership
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