Thursday, February 2 | 2:00pm | Woman's Club Room
by Wendell Berry
Presented by Charles Clarke
Berry’s seventh novel (2004) is his first to employ the voice of a woman character. In it Hannah, the now-elderly narrator, recounts the love she has for the people and land of her farming community of Port William, Kentucky. She remembers each of her two husbands, and all the places and community connections threatened by 20th-century technologies. Hope for the future is kindled, however, when her wayward and once-lost grandson, Virgil, returns to work the farm. Barry’s writing is deceptively simple and profound, and Hannah is a woman not soon forgotten.