In his lyrical book, Hannah Coulter, author Berry gives us what can only be described as an exhilarating view of ordinary people living out their entirely ordinary lives. It is a book that both soothes and challenges.
The rhythm, language, and pace of the novel are almost somnolent in the same way the quiet rocking of a boat can lull a passenger to sleep. The reader is gently carried along by the narrative. But the principles espoused are a bold challenge to the shallowness of what we now call "modern living"; you know, that lifestyle that asserts that more is always better and that "he who has the most toys wins".
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