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Publisher's Summary

It is the summer of 1944, and nine-year-old Andy Catlett is engrossed in the wide easy countryside near Port William, Kentucky. But sadness, loss, and mystery invade Andy's world on a hot July afternoon when his Uncle Andrew is murdered.
©2008 Wendell Berry; (P)2009 christianaudio.com

Critic Reviews

"Berry shows us the psychic costs of misplaced family pride and social rigidity, and yet he also celebrates the benevolent blessing of familial love. This is simple, soul-satisfying storytelling, augmented by understated humor and quiet insight." (Publishers Weekly)

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Highly recommended book to you!

Stunning! Vintage Wendell Berry! A must read. 5 Stars! Buy this book from your independent bookseller!

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loved it

Great story, easy to follow. excellent narration. My first from Wendell Berry but definitely not my last. I hope there's more Narrated by Micheal Kramer

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  • Michelle Gattone
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Thoroughly beautiful

I liked the southern accent of the narrator, it suited the pace of the author. The sort of book that can only be a book because it is too beautiful and imagined to be anything but a story told to another. I felt like I was there despite growing up in Australia and never having been to the southern American states.