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Coal River / Ellen Marie Wiseman.

Wiseman, Ellen Marie, author. (Author).
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  • 26 of 28 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 28 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown FIC WISEMAN (Text) 79361000095259 Adult Fiction Checked out 05/09/2017
Butler PL - Butler FIC WISEMA E (Text) 73174005028205 Adult: Fiction Available -
Cambridge City PL - Cambridge City F Wis (Text) 76893000259432 Adult Fiction Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville F WISEMAN (Text) 78321000025044 Adult Fiction Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver FIC WIS COA (Text) 34304000807612 Adult - Fiction Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville F Wis (Text) 32604000220830 DCTPLD AD Fiction Available -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Brookville PL FIC WIS (Text) 38217000545158 Fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library FIC WIS (Text) 33187004086852 Fiction (adult) - R Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch FIC.c Wiseman, Ellen (Text) 78294000256390 Adult Fiction Available -
Hartford City PL - Hartford City Fiction Wiseman (Text) 76051000169907 Adult Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1617734470
  • ISBN: 9781617734472
  • Physical Description: viii, 339 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note: "A novel"-- Cover.
Includes discussion questions.
Summary, etc.: "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 labor in a Pennsylvania mining town... 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. An emotional, compelling novel that rings with authenticity--Coal River is a deft and honest portrait of resilience in the face of hardship, and of the simple acts of courage that can change everything."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Orphans > Fiction.
Child labor > Fiction.
Poor > Fiction.
Miners > Fiction.
Pennsylvania > Fiction.

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