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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 has has written a novel of great depth and strength that will remind you that he is one of America's finest novelists.

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Wendell Berry

Wendell E. Berry (born August 5, 1934) is an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. A prolific author, he has written many novels, short stories, poems, and essays. He is an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a recipient of The National Humanities Medal, and the Jefferson Lecturer for 2012. He is also a 2013 Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Berry was named the recipient of the 2013 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. On January 28, 2015, he became the first living writer to be ushered into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Guy Mendes (Guy Mendes) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) ], via Wikimedia Commons.

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