Coal RiverBook - 2015
In this vibrant new historical novel, the acclaimed author of "The Plum Tree" and "What She Left Behind" explores one young woman's determination to put an end to child labour in a Pennsylvania mining town. Though Emma's actions draw ire from the mine owner and police captain, they lead to an alliance with a charismatic miner who offers to help her expose the truth. And as the lines blur between what is legal and what is just, Emma must risk everything to follow her conscience. An emotional, compelling novel that rings with authenticity, this is a deft and honest portrait of resilience in the face of hardship, and of the simple acts of courage that can change everything.
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, ©2015.
Characteristics: viii, 339 pages ;,21 cm.