Emeryville, CA: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 140pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] 1/2 blue paper with bright yellow paper covered boards. In a dust jacket, with light rubbing to the extremities, and a 3/4" chipped tear along the top edge of the rear panel. Very good + / very good. Item #53579
Signed by Wendell Berry on the title page. During the Christmas of 1943, nine-year-old Andy Catlett goes alone by bus to visit his grandparents and it is an adventure he takes very seriously - a rite of passage, he thinks. Along the way his experiences become pivot points for the entire epic of Port William. The old ways are in retreat, modern life is crowding everything in its path, and as Andy looks back many years later, he hears the voices of his elders and friends. This book is as much as perfect introduction to the world of Wendell Berry's Port William saga as it is a continuation for those already familiar with this richly unfolding story.