The Well and the Mine

The Well and the Mine

A Novel

Book - 2007
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Publisher: Portland, Or. : Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780976631170
0976631172
Branch Call Number: F PHILL-G
Characteristics: 251 p. ; 23 cm

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FVReader
Nov 13, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. It's quiet in its messages, this family is wonderful to get to know. The last line is perfect and sums up all the themes in this book.
This is a story of a warm, close, hard-working mining family in the 1930s in Southern USA. Times are tough but they hold together as a family and as a part of their community.
I recommend this book highly for the quiet story it tells of a community in hard times. This is a lovely family to get to know, as well.
That said, this story is sweet and the family too perfect, doing too well (compared with their neighbours) for the situation of the town. Their good-fortune seemed excessive in some way, in comparison with the rest of the town.

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MElaineMilanMerry
Jun 05, 2013

Very well-paced book, and written with an easy-to-follow voice. Good character development. Would like to see more from this writer.

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