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The Resource Hannah Coulter : a novel, Wendell Berry

Hannah Coulter : a novel, Wendell Berry

Label
Hannah Coulter : a novel
Title
Hannah Coulter
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Wendell Berry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the latest installment in Wendell Berry's long story about the citizens of Port William, Hannah Coulter remembers. Her first husband, Virgil, was declared "missing in action" shortly after the Battle of the Bulge, and after she married Nathan Coulter about all he could tell Hannah about the Battle of Okinawa was "Ignorant boys, killing each other." The community was stunned and diminished by the war, with some of its sons lost forever and others returning home determined to carry on. Now, in her late seventies, twice-widowed and alone, Hannah sorts through her memories: of her childhood, of young love and loss, of raising children and the changing seasons. She turns her plain gaze to a community facing its long deterioration, where, she says, "We feel the old fabric torn, pulling apart, and we know how much we have loved each other." Hannah offers her summation: her stories and her gratitude, for the membership in Port William, and for her whole life, a part of the great continuum of love and memory, grief and strength. "Ignorant boys, killing each other," is just about all Nathan Coulter would tell his wife about the Battle of Okinawa in November 1945. Life continued as some boys returned from the war while
Member of
Summary
The author's celebration of life in a Kentucky town continues with his latest installment--the stories of Port William matriarch Hannah Coulter, an eighty-year-old woman who has been widowed twice and has watched the town's sense of community gradually deteriorate
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2004.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
129281
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berry, Wendell
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Port William series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Port William (Ky. : Imaginary place)
  • Women
  • Kentucky
Target audience
adult
Label
Hannah Coulter : a novel, Wendell Berry
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0419/2004013121.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Story continuing -- Steadman -- Future shining before us -- Virgil -- What we were -- One of the Feltners, a member of Port William -- "Missing" -- Nathan -- Generosity -- Our place -- Membership -- Burley -- Ivy -- Room of love -- Better chance -- M.B. Coulter -- Caleb -- Margaret -- Branches -- Living -- Okinawa -- Next? -- Virge -- Given -- Acknowledgments -- Map of Port William -- Genealogy of Port William
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9781593760366
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2004013121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocm55633984
  • OCoLC
Label
Hannah Coulter : a novel, Wendell Berry
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0419/2004013121.html
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Story continuing -- Steadman -- Future shining before us -- Virgil -- What we were -- One of the Feltners, a member of Port William -- "Missing" -- Nathan -- Generosity -- Our place -- Membership -- Burley -- Ivy -- Room of love -- Better chance -- M.B. Coulter -- Caleb -- Margaret -- Branches -- Living -- Okinawa -- Next? -- Virge -- Given -- Acknowledgments -- Map of Port William -- Genealogy of Port William
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9781593760366
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2004013121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocm55633984
  • OCoLC

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