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The Well and the Mine

Written by Gin PhillipsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Gin Phillips
Read by T.J. KenneallyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by T.J. Kenneally and Margaret NicholsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Margaret Nichols

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Read by T.J. Kenneally and Margaret Nichols
On Sale: April 21, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-307-57824-2
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In 1931 Carbon Hill, a small Alabama coal-mining town, nine-year-old Tess Moore watches a woman shove the cover off the family well and toss in a baby without a word. For the Moore family, focused on helping anyone in need during the Great Depression, the apparent murder forces them to face the darker side of their community and question the motivations of family and friends. Backbreaking work keeps most of the townspeople busy from dawn to dusk, and racial tensions abound. For parents, it's a time when a better life for the children means sacrificing health, time, and every penny that can be saved. For a miner, returning home after work is a possibility, not a certainty. However, next to daily thoughts of death, exhausting work, and race are the lingering pleasures of sweet tea, feather beds, and lightning bugs yet to be caught.
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Gin Phillips lives in Birmingham, Alabama. She is the author of The Well and the Mine, winner of the 2009 Barnes and Noble Discover Prize in Fiction, and Come In and Cover Me.

  • The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips
  • April 21, 2009
  • Fiction
  • Random House Audio
  • $17.50
  • 9780307578242

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