FoC 036: Hannah Coulter Gets You Right in the Gut



We thought it would be fun to choose a book we both had been wanting to read forever and have you read-along with us! Today we’ll be discussing Wendell Berry’s Hannah Coulter; a poignant telling of one woman’s life.

This is a book about love, not just that found in marriage, but the love of family, community, and the land. We found there was much to discuss from Berry’s work and we hope that you enjoy it whether you’ve read the book yet or not.

Don’t forget we’ll be in our Facebook group discussing this great story, come join us!

Mentioned in this episode:


Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

Jayber Crow

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (discussed in this previous podcast)

Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis (discussed in this previous podcast)

Through the Shadowlands


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2 thoughts on “FoC 036: Hannah Coulter Gets You Right in the Gut”

  1. So, about the lack of conflict in Port William… I think the community is a metaphor for the Church. It’s supposed to be perfect, like we should be perfect. It is fantastical; Port William is a kind of Narnia. I think the characters are still working through their pain and sin and choices, but I think they always have the choice to come home to the perfect world God created, and the perfect unity of his people.

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