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Hannah Coulter

Series Port William
Author Wendell Berry
Narrator Susan Denaker
Runtime 7 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio Fiction
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Release Date August 14, 2007
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In the latest installment in Wendell Berry's long story about the citizens of Port William, Kentucky, readers learn of the Coulters' children, of the Feltners and Branches, and how survivors "live right on." "Ignorant boys, killing each other,” is just about all Nathan Coulter would tell his wife about the Battle of Okinawa in the spring of 1945.

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In the latest installment in Wendell Berry's long story about the citizens of Port William, Kentucky, readers learn of the Coulters' children, of the Feltners and Branches, and how survivors "live right on."

"Ignorant boys, killing each other,” is just about all Nathan Coulter would tell his wife about the Battle of Okinawa in the spring of 1945. Life carried on for the community of Port William, Kentucky, as some boys returned from the war while the lives of others were mourned. In her seventies, Nathan’s wife, Hannah, now has time to tell of the years since the war.

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Back to a simpler time
It's like a visit to bygone days that were simpler and sweeter!
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Review by / (Posted on 8/23/2016)
A measure of empathy
Wendell Berry is an amazing writer. Hannah Colter is one of many novels set in a time period when life was more simple and difficult. The books are written by the different characters and follow their lives through the joys and pains that are our lives. While Hannah Colter comments on recounting 'giving thanks' I was struck by the sorrow and pain she suffered. I don't know if that's a greater reflection on me than it is on the character, but I would highly recommend this book to anyone with a soul!
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Review by / (Posted on 7/11/2016)
Had a hard time believing this was Christian fiction
Although the writing was very good, and I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and plotlines, I was constantly looking for anything Christian in it. Church was not an integral part of the characters lives. Once in a while there was a minor reference to a bible verse. The use of language upon occasion was a red flag for me. I think this was fairly moral and mostly sweet, but I would not consider this Christian fiction, and the fact that I bought it from Christianaudio was a bit off-putting. With that thought in my mind I think I enjoyed it just a little less than I would if it had been labelled "moral fiction".
I have to admit, the narrator (Susan Denaker) was excellent!!
Now I'm listening to Nathan Coulter and the language in that is worse by far. I have a feeling I'm going to be wincing all the way through it.
Sorry Mr. Berry, I felt that none of that language was necessary if you want it to be enjoyed by folks who are trying to escape from the world's values.
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Review by / (Posted on 8/16/2014)
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