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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.
Andy Catlett by Wendell Berry is the story of a boy visiting his grandparents and other families in a small rural town. The story takes you back to the simple things in life. It is a travel back in time to a place that will remind you of The Andy Griffith Show or even the Waltons.
I picked up this book and a couple other Wendell Berry books at a used bookstore in Oregon. It is the second book by Wendell Berry that I have read, and I can’t wait to read more.