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"James Kibler understands that traditional stories endure because they are always new; they furnish the joys both of discovery and of rediscovery."
-Fred Chappell, North Carolina poet laureate

By turns humorous, satiric, and poignant, this new novel from one of the South's leading writers is peopled by true individuals who have grown wise from experience.

Chauncey Doolittle has suffered his losses and now lives alone in an old farmhouse on the side of a hill. Far from being lonely, however, he is a keen observer of his community's doings: he is seen frequently at his cousin Kildee's country store, listening to and telling tales that attempt to make sense of the world. Chauncey learns much from his friend Triggerfoot Tinsley, an independent cuss who gets into hilarious scrapes. Then there are Mattie Lou and Goldie, widow cousins who fish the days away while dispensing their storied wisdom on summer afternoons.

Family connections run through the place like a flash of sparkling water, and the distant past is as immediate as the teller of the tale. All of Chauncey's friends in this close community have been knocked low in some inevitable way but continue to press on, to care for the living and mourn the dead.

James Everett Kibler is a professor of English at the University of Georgia in Athens. His interests have led him to write on diverse subjects, from botany and agriculture to architecture and literary figures. Born in Prosperity, South Carolina, Dr. Kibler is a member of the Southern Garden History Society and the South Carolina Poetry Society and serves on the editorial board of Southern Partisan magazine.

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Praise for James Everett Kibler's previous works:

Child to the Waters
"Scholar and critic James Everett Kibler has also proved himself to be a poet of the first order. And here he comes now, with the thirty richly various stories of Child to the Waters, clearly one of our finest fiction writers as well."
--George Garrett, poet laureate of Virginia

"In Child to the Waters the teller of tales has poured out a wealth of stories, true ones and legends, memories and folktales, in language charming and musical."
--Fred Chappell, poet laureate of North Carolina

"This little book will join the immortals on bookshelves all over the South."
--Books on the Bluff, Townsend, Georgia

Our Fathers' Fields
"This is a many-faceted read, with research relieved by rich, felicitous writing by an author whose love of his adopted home is evident in every page."
--Publishers Weekly

"His willingness to study the landscape and history's marks upon it is fine. The book is good at that, and it's eminently useful."
--Wendell Berry

"Kibler has researched and presented an overall account that resonates for all of us in the very core of our being." --Shelby Foote

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Product Details

  • Series: Clay Bank County
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing (August 31, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589802268
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589802261
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,296,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By James Cantrell on October 25, 2004
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I already have one review of this novel online, and will have a more detailed discussion of it in a forthcoming book. Therefore, I can say little here that is specific and Amazon could claim as its own. I will say only that the novel begins to fulfill all the promose shown clearly in Child to the Waters, which promise I expect to see fulfilled in subsequent novels. Kibler calls us all to walk toward home, which, being Southern and culturally Celtic, he knows to be not a house but a community with history, a community based on family and place, reaching across generations to embrace and succor all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Williams on January 14, 2005
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If you are of Southern,Scotch-Irish,Celtic ancestry and were raised in a small Southern community you will immediately recognise yourself and those people who loved and influenced you growing up.Like the Andy Griffeth Show Dr. Kibler takes us to a familiar place we often forget in the insane world of survival today. The people in Walking Towards Home may have different names but we see a common connection with our own family,kinfolk and neighbors. We have probably heard stories like this growing up when families used to pass down verbal history before T.V.,computers and video games. This as much a heritage book as it is entertaining and relaxing.So buy yourself and those you love a copy. You, and they, will laugh,reflect and remember and want to read it again.Maybe it will inspire some who have their own family stories to begin to talk about them and give your family a unique sense of place. I know Dr. Kibler would be happy if this book contributed toward that tradition in your family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chaska on October 23, 2007
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This is a "folksy" little book about a Southern town where everyone cares about each other and everyone takes care of each other in the old fashioned way of the oldest traditions of the South.

This is a great little novel, fun reading.

Chaska
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