Coal River

This eye-opening novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan Collector delivers “a spot-on portrayal of a dark time in American history” (Historical Novel Society, Editor’s Choice). Ellen Marie Wiseman draws readers into the Pennsylvania mining operations of the early 20th century—where children had no choice but to work in deadly conditions . . . or face starvation. As a child, Emma Malloy left isolated Coal River, Pennsylvania, vowing never to return. Now, orphaned and penniless at nineteen, she accepts a train ticket from her aunt and uncle and travels back to the rough-hewn community. Treated like a servant by her relatives, Emma works for free in the company store. There, miners and their impoverished families must pay inflated prices for food, clothing, and tools, while those who owe money are turned away to starve. Most heartrending of all are the breaker boys Emma sees around the village—young children who toil all day sorting coal amid treacherous machinery. Their soot-stained faces remind Emma of the little brother she lost long ago, and she begins leaving stolen food on families’ doorsteps, and marking the miners’ bills as paid. 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. “Wiseman offers heartbreaking and historically accurate depictions of the dangerous mines, the hopeless workers, and their improbable fight for justice.” —Publishers Weekly

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  • Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • ISBN : 1617734489
  • Rating : 3/5 from 7 reviews
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Coal River

Coal River
  • Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release : 24 November 2015
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This eye-opening novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan Collector delivers “a spot-on portrayal of a dark time in American history” (Historical Novel Society, Editor’s Choice). Ellen Marie Wiseman draws readers into the Pennsylvania mining operations of the early 20th century—where children had no choice but to work in deadly conditions . . . or face starvation. As a child, Emma Malloy left isolated Coal River, Pennsylvania, vowing never to return. Now, orphaned and penniless at nineteen,

Coal River

Coal River
  • Author : Michael Shnayerson
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 08 January 2008
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One of America's most dramatic environmental battles is unfolding in southern West Virginia. Coal companies are blasting the mountains, decapitating them for coal. The forested ridge tops and valley streams of Appalachia—one of the country's natural treasures—are being destroyed, along with towns and communities. An entire culture is disappearing, and to this day, most Americans have no idea it's happening. Michael Shnayerson first traveled to the coal fields four years ago, on assignment for Vanity Fair. There he

The Plum Tree

The Plum Tree
  • Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release : 01 January 2013
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"A touching story of heroism and loss, a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of love to transcend the most unthinkable circumstances." —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris From the internationally bestselling author of The Orphan Collector comes a haunting and lyrical tale of love and humanity in a time of unthinkable horror. The debut novel from a powerful voice in historical fiction, this resonant and courageous saga

Soul Full of Coal Dust

Soul Full of Coal Dust
  • Author : Chris Hamby
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 18 August 2020
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In a devastating and urgent work of investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hamby uncovers the tragic resurgence of black lung disease in Appalachia, its Big Coal cover-up, and the resilient mining communities who refuse to back down. Decades ago, a grassroots uprising forced Congress to enact long-overdue legislation designed to virtually eradicate black lung disease and provide fair compensation to coal miners stricken with the illness. Today, however, both promises remain unfulfilled. Levels of disease have surged, the old

Coal and Coalbed Gas

Coal and Coalbed Gas
  • Author : Romeo M. Flores
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 19 October 2013
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Bridging the gap in expertise between coal and coalbed gas, subfields in which opportunities for cross training have been nonexistent, Coal and Coalbed Gas sets the standard for publishing in these areas. This book treats coal and coalbed gas as mutually inclusive commodities in terms of their interrelated origin, accumulation, composition, distribution, generation, and development, providing a balanced understanding of this energy mix. Currently considered a non-renewable energy resource, coalbed gas, or coalbed methane, is a form of natural gas

Boone & Logan County West Virginia Fishing & Floating Guide Book

Boone & Logan County West Virginia Fishing & Floating Guide Book
  • Author : Jim Maccracken
  • Publisher : Recreational Guides
  • Release : 16 July 2017
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Boone & Logan County West Virginia Fishing & Floating Guide Book Over 415 full 8 ½ x 11 sized pages of information with maps and aerial photographs available. Fishing information is included for ALL of the county’s public ponds and lakes, listing types of fish for each pond or lake, average sizes, and exact locations with GPS coordinates and directions. Also included is fishing information for most of the streams and rivers including access points and public areas with road contact and crossing points and

Appalachian Coal Mining Memories

Appalachian Coal Mining Memories
  • Author : Mary B. LaLone
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 29 June 1997
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Mary B. La Lone and 18 student researchers interviewed more than sixty people to document life styles of coal miners in the New River Valley, where coal is no longer mined. "Miners and their families were dedicated to making a good life together and creating a real sense of community between themselves and those around them, with coal never far from their minds." La Lone provides an ethnographic overview of mining culture and practices. Photographs and maps.

The Coal River Valley in the Civil War

The Coal River Valley in the Civil War
  • Author : Michael B Graham
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 17 August 2020
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A “compelling” account of the little-known bloody skirmishes that took place in this picturesque part of West Virginia (Civil War Monitor). The three rivers that make up the Coal River Valley—Big, Little and Coal—were named by explorer John Peter Salling (or Salley) for the coal deposits found along their banks. More than one hundred years later, the picturesque valley that would separate from Virginia a short time later was witness to a multitude of bloody skirmishes between Confederate

Prayers and Lies

Prayers and Lies
  • Author : Sherri Wood Emmons
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release : 01 February 2011
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When seven-year-old Bethany meets her six-year-old cousin Reana Mae, it's the beginning of a kinship of misfits that saves both from a bone-deep loneliness. Every summer, Bethany and her family leave Indianapolis for West Virginia's Coal River Valley. For Bethany's mother, the trips are a reminder of the coalmines and grinding poverty of her childhood, of a place she'd hoped to escape. But her loving relatives, and Bethany's friendship with Reana Mae, keep them coming back. But as Bethany grows