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Mon, 06/01/2020 - 7:00pm
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1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Discuss books from a variety of genres at 7 pm, the first Monday of each month. Authors DO NOT attend.

Monday, June 1, 7:00pm

Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

Orphaned at age ten, Jayber Crow's acquaintance with loneliness and want have made him a patient observer of the human animal, in both its goodness and frailty.

He 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."

Wendell Berry's clear-sighted depiction of humanity's gifts--love and loss, joy and despair--is seen though his intimate knowledge of the Port William Membership.

Books: 
Jayber Crow (Port William) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781582431604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 30th, 2001

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