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Book Title: The Hollow Ground|
The author of the book: Natalie S. Harnett
ISBN 13: 9781250041982
Format files: PDF
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Edition: Thomas Dunne Books
Date of issue: May 13th 2014
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Set amongst the deadly coal mine fires of 1960s Pennsylvania, The Hollow Ground is an extraordinary debut that will "grab you by the brisket and not let go" (Gary Shteyngart)
"We walk on fire or air, so Daddy liked to say. Basement floors too hot to touch. Steaming green lawns in the dead of winter. Sinkholes, quick and sudden, plunging open at your feet."
The underground mine fires ravaging Pennsylvania coal country have forced Brigid Howley and her family to seek refuge with her estranged grandparents, the formidable Gram and the Black Lung stricken Gramp. Tragedy is no stranger to the Howleys, a proud Irish-American clan who takes strange pleasure in the "curse" laid upon them generations earlier by a priest who ran afoul of the Molly Maguires. The weight of this legacy rests heavily on a new generation, when Brigid, already struggling to keep her family together, makes a grisly discovery in a long-abandoned bootleg mine shaft. In the aftermath, decades' old secrets threaten to prove just as dangerous to the Howleys as the burning, hollow ground beneath their feet.
Inspired by real-life events in now-infamous Centralia and the equally devastated town of Carbondale, The Hollow Ground is an extraordinary debut with an atmospheric, voice-driven narrative and an indelible sense of place. Not since To Kill a Mockingbird has a young character been so heartbreakingly captivating. A "powerful story of love and survival" (Pulitzer Prize finalist David Gates), Harnett's novel is a must-read for lovers of literary fiction.
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Read information about the authorTHE HOLLOW GROUND won the John Gardner Book Award,the Appalachian Book of the Year Award and was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. It's a Goodreads Book Group Worthy Title. A BookBrowse Top 2015 Book Club Recommendation. An Amazon & Audible Best Seller. A LIBRARY JOURNAL's "Debuts with Buzz" Selection; & a SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE's '5 Books to Read This Month' Pick. Natalie holds an MFA from Columbia. She's been awarded an Edward Albee Fellowship, a Summer Literary Seminars Fellowship,& a VT Writer’s Grant. She was a finalist for the Mary McCarthy Prize, the Mid-List Press Award, the Glimmer Train’s Award for New Writers, and The Ray Bradbury Fellowship. www.natalieharnett.com. View the Educator's Guide here: http://natalieharnett.com/educators-g...
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