Coal River

Coal River

Book - 2015
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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.
ISBN: 9781617734472
Characteristics: viii, 339 pages ;,21 cm.

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ArapahoeMarcia Apr 18, 2018

One of my favorite historical fiction authors. A snapshot of life in a small mining town in rural Pennsylvania in the early 1900s. Captivating and unsettling all at once. Hard to put it down.

muddy8769 Aug 25, 2016

A great read on women's treatment in America during the industrial revolution. A must read.

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