Memory's Keep (Google eBook)
James Everett Kibler is known for his lyrical and poignant tales of Southern agrarianism and his critical examinations of the modern world. In his latest novel, the same themes are explored in the story of Mister Pink Suber, whose five children have moved away after the death of his wife. Alone, he goes on tending his land and livestock while mentoring his young neighbor and friend, Trig Tinsley, in the ways of farming and life. Written in the loose style of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales or Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, Memory's Keep is a nostalgic and bittersweet flashback, revealing the formative experiences of Trig Tinsley, the unforgettable curmudgeon at the center of Walking Toward Home, Kibler's previous novel, also set in Clay Bank County. The novel exceeds Trig's individual life, taking us back over a century and a half ago to a time when daily life was more tangibly tied to the land. Memory's Keep contains a world full of sacredness and steadfastness rooted in Kibler's connection to nature and the sensibilities of Celtic imagination. (Back Flap) Born and raised in upcountry South Carolina, James Everett Kibler spends much of his spare time tending to the renovation of an 1804 plantation home and the reforestation of the surrounding acreage. He is the author of Our Fathers' Fields: A Southern Story, for which he was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of Southern Writers Award for Nonfiction in 1999, Child to the Waters, a collection of Southern fables, and a novel, Walking Toward Home, all published by Pelican. He divides his time between Maybinton, South Carolina, and Athens, Georgia, where he serves as a professor of English at the University of Georgia.
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MAP OF CLAY BANK COUNTY
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