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Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
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Sep 01, 11

Read from August 17 to September 01, 2011

This book was really wonderful. Wendell Berry is hypnotic. I enjoyed every minute of the book, and nothing really happened in it. It is the story of the barber in the tiny town of Port William. The town has its characters, and Jayber lives the life of a compassionate, Christian. It has Berry's usual dose of farm-preservation philosophy and environmentalism as well as a call for a return to a simpler, more earth-responsive life. I had to read the last two chapters twice already and plan to read them at least two more times.

Here is a little sample: "This is a book about Heaven. I know it now. It floats among us like a cloud and is the realest thing we know and the least to be captured, the least to be possessed by anybody for himself. It is like a grain of mustard seed, which you cannot see among the crumbs of earth where it lies. It is like the reflection of the trees on the water."
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