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 70s, Nathan's wife, Hannah, now has time to tell of the years since the war.More
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Very sweet story!
It was very enjoyable. The story flowed. It made me want to live on the land with a community or as they would say, become a
It reminded me of Mrs. Mike in how a young girl moves to a new place and finds love and a sense of community.
She has the beautiful older woman voice that reminds you of a full life.
It did evoke emotion. The war was very sad, but the family had such a sense of togetherness that it was heartwarming. Grandmam was such a loving character for an abandoned girl that it was heartwarming as well.
Elegantly narrated and beautifully written