Hannah Coulter

Hannah Coulter

A Novel

Book - 2004
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Hannah Coulter is Wendell Berry's seventh novel in the Port William series of novels and his first with a woman as the main character. Now in her eighties and living alone, Hannah as her way of giving thanks looks back at her life. Her journey through time leads us to a new understanding of her family, neighbors and friends those who have stood by her for decades. Through them all she comes to see herself as part of a great continuum of love and memory, grief and devotion. Wendell Berry hashas written a novel of great depth and strength that will remind you that he is one of America's finest novelists.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Shoemaker & Hoard, c2004.
ISBN: 9781593760366
Branch Call Number: FIC BERRY
Characteristics: 190 p. : maps ; 24 cm.

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Aug 14, 2016

Hannah slowly seeped into my heart - seemingly simple; enormously moving. a time, a pace that won't return.

JCLEmilyW Apr 23, 2013

Quiet, deep, and lyrical, this book is worth reading and rereading. Author Wendell Berry has captured the atmosphere and rhythms of farming life from the perspective of Hannah Coulter, a woman whose life has been shaped by the Great Depression, World War II, and the national decline of the small family farm. Over the course of this short novel, Hannah perceptively and compassionately reflects on her long life and the people she has known, encompassing personal tragedies and joy in graceful, poetic prose.

Apr 08, 2012

Very alive.


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