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Watch With Me

(1994)
A collection of stories by

 
 
"Wendell Berry writes with a good husbandman's care and economy . . . His stories are filled with gentle humor." - The New York Times Book Review

Never has Wendell Berry seemingly had so much fun as he does in spinning the tall tales of Ptolemy Proudfoot, "a member of a large clan of large people." Tol Proudfoot is a farmer, a longtime bachelor at war with his clothes. The challenge of arriving in presentable fashion at the harvest festival in order to court Miss Minnie, Port William's schoolmarm, is an epic battle. But Miss Minnie is delighted to have "Mr. Proudfoot" bid on her cake at the bake auction for a princely sum, and pleased to have him see her home.

Rich in humor and wisdom, each of these stories highlights the comic and poignant ways in which Port William's denizens cope with the intrusions of the twentieth century into their idyllic, agrarian world.

    

Used availability for Wendell Berry's Watch With Me

Hardback Editions

August 1996 : USA Hardback

Title: Watch With Me
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 0-517-17183-X / 978-0-517-17183-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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August 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: Watch with Me
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 0-679-43469-0 / 978-0-679-43469-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Watch With Me: and Six Other Stories of the Yet-Remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and His Wife, Miss Minnie, Nee Quinch
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 1-61902-831-X / 978-1-61902-831-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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August 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: Watch with Me
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 0-679-75854-2 / 978-0-679-75854-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Kindle Editions

January 2018 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Watch With Me: and Six Other Stories of the Yet-Remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and His Wife, Miss Minnie, Nee Quinch
Author(s): Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA