Andy Catlett: Early Travels (Port William) (Paperback)

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Wendell Berry‘s, Andy Catlett, is a small gem…….with the kind of writing
that slows you down so that each word and sentence is read and
appreciated. A few days after Christmas, in 1943, Andy sets out to
visit both sets of grandparents. The Feltner grandparents in Port
William and the Catletts out on the Bird’s Branch Road. He had been
before but this time it was different. He was traveling by bus alone.
To him a rite of passage. He looks forward to his grand adventure and a
little spoiling from both sets of grandparents and assorted aunts,
cousins and old friends. 1943 is a pivotal time when the old ways are
in retreat, modern life is crowding everything in its path and as Andy
relates his story from many years later we hear the voices again of his
neighbors, friends and family. A small book…..only 140 pages but I
treasure it.

— Julie


Nine-year-old Andy Catlett embarks on a trip going alone by bus to visit his grandparents. It is Christmas 1943 and--as he sees modern life crowding out the old ways--those he meets become touchstones for his understanding of a precious and imperiled world.

This beautiful short novel is a perfect introduction to Wendell Berry's rich and ever-evolving saga of the Port William Membership.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781593761646
ISBN-10: 1593761643
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
Publication Date: November 2007
Pages: 140
Language: English
Series: Port William

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