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That Distant Land

The Collected Stories

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February 24, 2005 | Paperback | 6 x 9, 448 pages | ISBN 9781593760540
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Originally published in 2005, That Distant Land brings together twenty–three stories from the Port William Membership. Arranged in their fictional chronology, the book is not an anthology so much as it is a coherent temporal mapping of this landscape over time, revealing Berry’s mastery of decades of the life lived alongside this clutch of interrelated characters bound by affection and followed over generations.

This volume combines the stories found in The Wild Birds (1985), Fidelity (1992), and Watch with Me (1994), together with a map and a charting of the complex and interlocking genealogies.

About Wendell Berry

WENDELL BERRY is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays. He is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Fellowship of Southern Writers, the Louis Bromfield Society Award, the Henry Hope Reed award, and the Franklin Founder’s Award. For more than forty years he has lived and farmed with his wife, Tanya Berry, in Kentucky.

Praise
"Berry is the master of earthy country living seen through the eyes of laconic farmers.... He makes his stories shine with meaning and warmth."

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