Coal River

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Author(s): Ellen Marie Wiseman
Original Publish Date: Nov 24, 2015
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.48 hours)
Product Number: Z100100529
Released: Nov 24, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781494595449
Narrator/s: C.S.E. Cooney
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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. As the lines blur between what is legal and what is just, Emma must risk everything to follow her conscience.

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Coal River
Product Number: BX00045069
Product Number:Z100100529
Product Number:DD21235

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RBdigital Unlimited Audio - Pub Library - US Collection
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CD
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Author(s): Ellen Marie Wiseman
Narrator(s): C.S.E. Cooney
Product Number DD21235
Released: Nov 24, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494515447
eBook
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Author(s): Ellen Marie Wiseman
Product Number EB00605802
Released: Nov 24, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: #9781617734489

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