Author(s): Wendell Berry
Series: Port William
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.23 hours)
Product Number: Z100029159
Released: Jul 01, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781596447806
Narrator/s: Michael Kramer
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It is 1976 and Andy Catlett, farmer and agricultural journalist, is walking the streets of San Francisco at dawn. In the eight months since losing his right hand to a corn-picking machine, he has also lost himself. Two thousand miles from his home in Kentucky, he begins to remember people, the land, and the comfort of knowing his place intimately. Andy's reveries evoke a membership governed by the principles of humanity and love. Inspiring and eye-opening, Remembering follows Andy's journey out of darkness and into the warm light of community.

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Author(s): Wendell Berry
Product Number EB00663739
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: #9781582439570

Professional reviews

"Andy Catlett's right hand has been cut off by a corn-picking machine. "Detached" might be a better description since the accident sends Andy into a state of general detachment and malaise. He travels to San Francisco to speak at a meeting of agricultural experts and as he roams the city streets at night, his missing hand becomes a portal into all things missing--love, descendants, and even the family farms that are being replaced by agribusiness. (The book is set in 1976.) There's a spirituality hovering over the proceedings and, like Andy's missing hand, it permeates everything without making itself seen. The audiobook's power has a lot to do with Michael Kramer's narration. Kramer reads as if he were painting, applying sentences like minimalist brush strokes. The result is a meditative, hypnotizing audiobook. R.W.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"