fiction historical emotional reflective sad slow-paced

363 pages | first published 2000

Description

"This is a book about Heaven," says Jayber Crow, "but I must say too that . . . I have wondered sometimes if it would not finally turn out to be a book about Hell." It is 1932 and he has returned to his native Port William to become the town's bar...
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Community Reviews

summary of 118 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

reflective 100%
emotional 76%
hopeful 61%
sad 46%
inspiring 30%
challenging 23%
funny 23%
relaxing 23%

Pace

slow 76%
medium 23%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 90% | A mix: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 23%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 92% | N/A: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 70% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 45% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 18%

Average rating

4.38