I'm Clare Vanderpool, and I'm a mom and I'm a writer. I have chosen Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry because I think if we're talking about a culture in which stories are suppressed, this is a book all about story and our connection to story, our connection to place. It's the story of a life, in my estimation, a life well-lived.
So I think it kind of shows us not only how to live but also gives us a chance to see how one character reflects back on that life.
Wendell Berry writes stories that all take place in this fictional town of Port William, Kentucky.