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The secret wisdom of the earth, Chris Scotton

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The secret wisdom of the earth
Title
The secret wisdom of the earth
Statement of responsibility
Chris Scotton
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After witnessing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, 14-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The events of this fateful summer will affect the entire town of Medgar, Kentucky. Medgar is beset by a massive Mountaintop Removal operation that is blowing up the hills and back filling the hollows. Kevin's grandfather and others in town attempt to rally the citizens against the 'company' and its powerful owner to stop the plunder of their mountain heritage. When Buzzy witnesses the brutal murder of the opposition leader, a sequence is set in play which tests Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in an epic struggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains. Redemptive and emotionally resonant, The Secret Wisdom of the Earth is narrated by an adult Kevin looking back on the summer when he sloughed the coverings of a boy and took his first faltering steps as a man among a rich cast of characters and an ambitious effort to reclaim a once great community"--
Summary
Witnessing his younger brother's accidental death, teenaged Kevin spends the summer traumatized in his grandfather's Appalachia coal-mining community, which is fighting plans for a massive mountaintop-removal operation
Theme
Storyline
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Character
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10392128
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DLC
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Scotton, Christopher
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Mountain life
  • Families
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Families
  • Mountain life
  • Appalachian Region
  • Kentucky
  • Roman
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Appalachian Region
  • Kentucky
  • Grief
  • Mothers and sons
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Friendship
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Family life
  • Coming of age
  • Appalachian Region
  • Kentucky
  • Mountain life
  • Families
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Family Life
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret wisdom of the earth, Chris Scotton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9781455551910
Lccn
2014012917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)879602962
Label
The secret wisdom of the earth, Chris Scotton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9781455551910
Lccn
2014012917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)879602962

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