KMA Book Club presents A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr

1050 World's Fair Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37916
1050 World's Fair Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 525-6101
  • Date(s): October 5, 2021 to October 5, 2021
  • Event Times: Starting: 06:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Knoxville Museum of Art

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A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr is a short, spellbinding novel about a WWI veteran finding a way to re-enter—and fully embrace—normal life while spending the summer in an idyllic English village.  

In J. L. Carr's deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter's depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.

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KMA Book Club presents A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr