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Jayber Crow: A Novel Summary
Wendell Berry

Everything you need to understand or teach Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry.

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Jayber Crow: A Novel Summary

Plot Summary

Having lost both parents at a very young age, Jonas Crow lives with his aunt and uncle for several happy years. However, when they, too, pass away Jonas is sent to an orphanage where his identity becomes just a letter in the alphabet, "J." He will always remember the cold stare of authority at the orphanage. Eventually earning a scholarship to study for the ministry, Jonas develops troubling questions about the Bible and about certain Christian beliefs related to the soul and body. He realizes the ministry may not be for him.

As a young adult in 1937, Jonas makes his way through a horrendous record-breaking flood back to the small settlement in Kentucky called Port William, powerfully drawn to his happiest, early memories of a simpler life. He becomes the town's only barber and is known now by his friends as Jayber. He spends his adulthood as the...

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