Hannah Coulter

Hannah Coulter

Hannah Coulter is Wendell Berry's seventh novel and his first to employ the voice of a woman character in its telling. Hannah, the now-elderly narrator, recounts the love she has for the land and for her community. She remembers each of her two husbands, and all places and community connections threatened by twentieth-century technologies.

Title:Hannah Coulter
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781593760786
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    Hannah Coulter Reviews

  • Candi

    “This is the story of my life, that while I lived it weighed upon me and pressed against me and filled all my senses to overflowing and now is like a dream dreamed.”There aren’t too many writers...

  • John

    Wendell Berry, perhaps more than any other author, understands the connection people have with place. Not only this, but he has captured the wisdom and grace that age provides to those willing to unde...

  • Dolors

    The best thing about returning to Port William was to reunite with Berry’s gentleness. This time, the voice of Hannah Coulter, steady, measured but full of reposed emotion, took me back to a place w...

  • Sara

    I am making a gift to myself, a promise to read all of Wendell Berry’s novels. Hannah Coulter is my latest stop on that journey though Port William, and, as always, I am sitting after closing the bo...

  • Diane Barnes

    I had to sit for awhile and collect myself after finishing this one. Nathan's funeral hit me hard, Hannah's worry over her children's lives in the modern world were familiar, the loss of the old ways ...

  • JimZ

    My introduction to Wendell Berry was his novel “A World Lost.” Truth be told I was not impressed, and I remember several GR friends offered suggestions on other books by him to read. I very much l...

  • Em Lost In Books

    A generic and a simple story. ...

  • Lisa

    [2.5] I am both disappointed and unmoved by Hannah Coulter I knew it was going to be a "quiet" novel about an elderly woman's contemplations about her past. For a while I enjoyed her memories. And Ber...

  • Michael

    This was a perfect follow-up to recently reading Berry’s Jayber Crow. It gave me a chance to revisit the fictitious farming community of Port William in north central Kentucky, which barber Jayber C...

  • Mark Porton

    Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berryis one of my favourite books of 2020.The story is narrated by Hannah Coulter and centres around a fictional town called Port William (I looked it up on Maps, with no joy...