The memory of Old Jack

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Old Jack, born just after the American Civil War and dying in contemporary times, spends one beautiful September day in Port William, his home since birth, remembering.

The story tells of the most searing moments of Old Jack's life, particularly his debt to his sister Nancy and her husband Ben Feltner, Old Jack's model of what an honorable manhood and strength might be.

"Few novelists treat both their characters and their readers with the kind of respect that Wendell Berry displays in this deeply moving account . . . The Memory of Old Jack is a slab of rich Americana." -- The New York Times Book Review
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display_description In a small town in Kentucky, 92-year-old Jack Beechum, a farmer, moves slowly through his last day of life. Day dreaming in his rocking-chair, he recalls his love for his wife and long days working the earth.
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