The Wild Birds: Six Stories of the Port William Membership by Wendell Berry

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“Berry is a superb writer. His sense of what makes characters tick is extraordinary . . . Short stories don't get any better than these.” —People

As part of Counterpoint's celebration of beloved American author Wendell Berry comes this reissue of his 1986 classic, The Wild Birds: Six Stories of the Port William Membership. Those stories include “Thicker Than Liquor”, “Where Did They Go?”, “It Wasn't Me”, “The Boundary”, “That Distant Land”, and the titular “The Wild Birds.”

Spanning more than three decades, from 1930 to 1967, these wonderful stories follow Wheeler Catlett, and reintroduce readers to the beloved people who live in Berry's fictional town of Port William, Kentucky.

 

Table of Contents:
1. Thicker Than Liquor (1930)
2. Where Did They Go? (1947)
3. It Wasn't Me (1953)
4. The Boundary (1965)
5. That Distant Land (1965)
6. The Wild Birds (1967)

WENDELL BERRY, an essayist, novelist, and poet, has been honored with the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award for poetry, the John Hay Award of the Orion Society, and the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, among others. In 2010, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by Barack Obama, and in 2016, he was the recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. Wendell lives with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their farm in Henry County, Kentucky.

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Pub Date: May 14, 2019

0.7" H x 7.9" L x 4.9" W

176 pages

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