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Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard


Anna and Harlan Hubbard lived life as few people in modern times have and in doing so accomplished at least two things that are very rare—contentment and freedom. In a house they built by hand, sustained by food they raised or caught, aided by no electricity or modern “convenience”, the Hubbards met the world on their own terms and found deep meaning.

“Wonder” considers the Hubbard’s astonishing life of freedom and what it says to Americans today. Much of the narrative for “Wonder” comes from the Hubbard’s journals. Their thoughts are complemented by excerpts from Wendell Berry’s book on their lives. Mr. Berry is also the narrator of this program. Noted actor Will Oldham provides the voice of Harlan.

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