Jayber Crow (audio)

Hovel Audio, 2007


From the simple setting of his own barber shop, Jayber Crow, orphan, seminarian, and native of Port William, recalls his life and the life of his community as it spends itself in the middle of the twentieth century. Surrounded by his friends and neighbors, he is both participant and witness as the community attempts to transcend its own decline. Meanwhile Jayber learns the art of devotion and that a faithful love is its own reward.

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This book contains strong or potentially offensive language.

Key Features

  • Offers a narrative that resonates with themes of change and how to adapt within them
  • Describes the decline of sustainable agriculture in America with the parallel story of one man’s life
  • Provides a hard hitting look at the effects of industrialization on nature and the human experience

Contents of Print Edition

  • Part I
    • The Barber in Port William
    • Goforth
    • Squires Landing
    • The Good Shepherd
    • The Call
    • Pigeonville
    • The Great World
    • The Gathering Waters
    • Barber Horsefield’s Successor
  • Part II
    • A Little Worter Dranking Party
    • An Invisible Web
    • The Gay Bird’s Heel
    • A Period of Darkness
    • For Better, for Worse
    • The Beautiful Shore
    • Rose of San Antone
    • Forsaking All Others
    • Untold
    • A Gathering
    • How It Held Together Partly
    • Don’t Send a Boy to Do a Man’s Work
    • Born
  • Part III
    • The Way of Love
    • A Passage of Family Life
    • A Period of Disintegration
    • Finalities
    • A New Life
    • Branch
    • On the Edge
    • The Keith Place in the Way of the World
    • The Nest Egg
    • Seen Afar

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About Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry has written more than 30 books, and has proven himself a writer of brilliant moral imagination. Whether he is writing about technology, family life, or small-scale farming, his vision of the human ecology is as important as any in contemporary American letters. Among the many honors he has received are a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Jean Stein Award, the T.S. Eliot Award, a Lannan Foundation Award for nonfiction, and the 2000 Poets’ Prize.


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