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Nathan Coulter
Nathan Coulter | Wendell Berry
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This, the first title in the Port William series, introduces the rural section of Kentucky with which novelist Wendell Berry has had a lifelong fascination. When young Nathan loses his grandfather, Berry guides readers through the process of Nathan's grief, endearing the reader to the simple humanity through which Nathan views the world. Echoing Berry's own strongly held beliefs, Nathan tells us that his grandfather's life "couldn't be divided from the days he'd spent at work in his fields." Berry has long been compared to Faulkner for his ability to erect entire communities in his fiction, and his heart and soul have always lived in Port William, Kentucky. In this eloquent novel about duty, community, and a sweeping love of the land, Berry gives readers a classic book that takes them to that storied place.
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Leftcoastzen
Nathan Coulter | Wendell Berry
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#LiteraryLuck #GreenReads Catching up.Love those green books.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love your photo!! 💚💚 8mo
batsy That Wendell Berry cover is lovely. 8mo
Leftcoastzen @Batsy That is an old North Point Press edition , paperback with French flaps , I loved their covers.1980s. 8mo
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laytonwoman3rd I love Wendell Berry. 8mo
vkois88 Beautiful photo. I love all the green 💚💚💚 8mo
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Kaye
Nathan Coulter | Wendell Berry
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A hard one to review, as it‘s a book about ordinary life. If you like action packed books, you won‘t enjoy this. But if you like a book that makes you see , hear, taste and smell your surroundings, then give this a go. I listened to this on audio this time, having read it in print so long ago I didn‘t remember the story. I prefer the audio. Told mainly from the view of a boy growing up in Kentucky on a farm. Reminds me of Haruf and Doig. 4🌟

Freespirit Lovely review! 10mo
Kaye Thank you @Freespirit Books like this are hard to review but I really enjoy them. The writing is excellent. 10mo
Freespirit I will look out for it😊 10mo
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Lcsmcat Stacked! This sounds like my kind of book. 10mo
Kaye @freespirit @Lcsmcat If you‘re not familiar with Wendell Berry , a large number of his books are set in an area called Port William. Many of them have overlapping characters who may be mentioned or connected to others. There‘s also a book called Hannah Coulter, which is told by Nathan‘s wife , as an elderly lady. His most popular is probably Jayber Crow, which is written from the town barber‘s perspective. All very good books. 10mo
Lcsmcat @kaye Thanks for sharing that! When were they written? 10mo
Kaye Good question..... Jayber Crow was probably his newest in this set. I‘m guessing maybe the late 1990s ? I‘ll look it up. @Lcsmcat Jayber was 2001. Hannah Coulter was 2005 ! They‘re both very low cost on Kindle right now. Jayber is probably my favorite. And I think the longest. (edited) 10mo
Leftcoastzen ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Freespirit Thanks @kaye 10mo
LauraBeth I ❤️ Wendell Berry 10mo
Kaye Me too. All his books are restful. No big excitement or drama, just seeing and hearing what he describes. @LauraBeth 10mo
Blaire I generally love books like this and I‘ve been meaning to read more Wendell Berry. A good friend named her son Wendell after him. 10mo
Kaye Isn‘t that neat, @Blaire ? I‘m glad to know he has such loyal followers. I call his writing sorta old fashioned , as it doesn‘t have any action , bedroom scenes, car chases, murders, mysteries, etc. It‘s just life......his books always remind me of my grandma‘s life. Her life was farms, gardens, flowers, family, food , just day to day. Never much excitement. Very restful books. I like how he can describe things without overdoing it. 10mo
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Nathan Coulter | Wendell Berry
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Kaye
Nathan Coulter | Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry is a treasure. Reading his books remind me of a visit with my Grandma. Just a lot of regular people , living life. Jayber Crow was my favorite by him so far.

MrBook Ooh, sounds good! It's TBR'd. If you like this, you may like "The Secret Wisdom Of the Earth," by Chris Scotton. ? 3y
Kaye Thank you for the recommendation. I'll definitely hunt up a copy. I hope you enjoy Mr Berry's books. They take place in the South, most of them are in the same area, with connections between some of the characters. 3y
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