On Sale: February 23, 2016
Featuring: Curley Hines
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Having lost most of his family to coal mining accidents as a
little boy, Curley Hines lives with his grandfather in the
Appalachian Mountains of Wonder Gap, Kentucky. Ever since
Curley can remember, Papaw has been giving him a word each
week to learn and live. Papaw says words are Curley's way
out of the holler, even though Curley has no intention of
When a new coal boss takes over the local mining company,
life as Curley knows it is turned upside down. Suddenly, his
best friend, Jules, is interested in the coal boss's son,
and worse, the mining company threatens to destroy Curley
and Papaw's mountain. Now Curley faces a difficult choice.
Does he use his words to speak out against Big Coal and save
his mountain, or does he remain silent and save his way of life?
From debut author Mary Knight comes a rich, lyrical, and
utterly transporting tale about friendship, the power of
words, and the difficult hurdles we must overcome for the
people and places we love.
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