Hannah Coulter

Hannah CoulterHannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Library copy.
This is the first book I have read by Wendell Berry. I think I just saw it on the shelf in my public library. Some of the best books I’ve ever read have been shelf finds, without looking. This is one of those.

It is amazing to me that a man could write so well from the point of view of a woman. Well done! I love the writing style. I love that it’s clean. I love the story. I love the characters — they are so real. I love the premise and the realizations of the point of view character, which is Hannah Coulter. I love the history of it, including the family tree outlined in the book. I love the book! And I understand there are others about other characters in Hannah’s life.

I also like the way he wove — well, let’s just say the layers. The book has depth, and I like that in a book. The thing I liked the best was their life view of giving and taking from their place, their land, and above all being satisfied with what they had. Excellent!

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