Randy Alcorn, best-selling author, friend of christianaudio and founder of Eternal Perspectives Ministries, said this after listening to Hannah Coulter; “The writing is stunningly good without the author seeming to try too hard. It’s just captivating. I have often replayed segments not because I forgot them but because I wanted to enjoy them again. I dread finishing Hannah Coulter because I’ll feel like a good friend has died. I want to forget it quickly so I can listen to it all again, but unfortunately it’s unforgettable.”
And from the description:
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.