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. And meanwhile Jayber learns the art of devotion and that a faithful love is its own reward.
Warning, this book contains strong or potentially offensive language.
The best book I've read (heard) in years
This book is about the town barber who, like the barber of my own childhood, is at times laugh out loud funny, irreverent, a philosopher, a great storyteller, and a man of great faith. You will learn more through this yarn than any seminary or religious school could ever teach but always in a very down to earth, truth through story-telling approach. Wendell Berry, the prolific author, poet, philosopher, cultural critic, and Kentucky farmer has become my hero. I'm now on a mission to read everything the man has ever written, and, much more importantly, to live much more like the town folk of Port William, the book's setting. Enjoy!!!