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Coal Run

Tawni O'Dell - Author

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ISBN 9781101190555 | 384 pages | 07 Jun 2005 | NAL | 18 - AND UP
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With her eagerly awaited second novel, Tawni O'Dell takes readers back to the coal-mining country of western Pennsylvania. Set in a town ravaged and haunted by a mine explosion that took the lives of 96 men, Coal Run explores the life of local deputy and erstwhile football legend, "The Great Ivan Z.," as he prepares for a former teammate's imminent release from prison. As the week unfolds and Ivan struggles to confront his demons, he reveals himself to be a man whose conscience is burdened by a long-held and shocking secret.

This one's pretty close to a masterpiece. (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

Rich, compassionate storytelling. (Publishers Weekly)

A fierce, sharply drawn and richly sympathetic tribute to working class America... Riveting storytelling and genuine emotional punch...excellent. (Publishers Weekly, starred review)


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