A World Lost chosen for First Engagements
Wendell Berry’s novel A World Lost has been chosen for this year’s First Engagements: A Community Book Project at Transylvania.
First Engagements is a program for first-year students to get an introduction to the high standards of a liberal education at Transylvania through small-group discussion and analysis of a text. Many upper-class students, faculty, and staff read the books as well and join the discussions that take place during the first week of classes.
A World Lost takes place in the fictional town of Port William, Ky., and tells the story of Andrew Catlett, a well-known womanizer who was murdered over an argument. His nephew, Andy, tells the story as he tries to understand the full truth about his uncle’s murder. Along the way he learns about grief, love, and family as he goes through life in the backwoods of Kentucky.
Berry (right) is a T.S. Eliot Award-winning writer, and his novel received positive reviews from publications including Publishers Weekly and Library Journal.
Alumni, parents, and friends are also encouraged to read the book and watch Transy’s Facebook page for discussion.
Check out Wendell Berry's Website for more information on his books.