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A Place on Earth

A Novel

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May 8, 2001 | Paperback | 6 x 9, 336 Pages | ISBN 9781582431246
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"[A] masterpiece – the best thing Wendell Berry has done, a book not to be missed." —New York Times Book Review

The rhythms of this novel are the rhythms of the land. A Place on Earth resonates with variations played on themes of change; looping transitions from war into peace, winter into spring, browning flood destruction into greening fields, absence into presence, lost into found. This brings the revised 1983 edition back into print, the next book in our program to put all of Wendell Berry’s fiction into print in revised and corrected uniform editions.

WENDELL BERRY is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays. He was recently awarded the National Humanities Medal, the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and the Louis Bromfield Society Award. For more than forty years he has lived and farmed with his wife, Tanya, in Kentucky.


“The revised version of A Place on Earth is a masterpiece – the best thing Wendell Berry has done, a book not to be missed.” —New York Times Book Review

“This is not a book to read at a sitting. It needs to be savored. Written by a craftsman poet, every word is chosen with great care. Many of Berry’s poems reveal the same fascination with the rhythms and cycles of rural living as A Place on Earth, just as his essays reflect his integrity and common sense.” —Newsday

“Granted, when measured by the yardstick of the contemporary fiction marketplace, A Place on Earth can certainly be described as demanding, but the excellent production offers a feast of the senses for discerning audiences.” —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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