Blogs in August 2020

West Virginia 28th August 2020

When Jamie Paddock learns of his father’s suicide, memories of his childhood in West Virginia come roaring back. One of the few people in his town to ever make it out, Jamie’s living in New York City now, developing...

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The Slopes of War 28th August 2020

Buck Summerhill, a young soldier from West Virginia, faces the horrors of the Battle of Gettysburg knowing that his two cousins, Custis and Mason, may be fighting against him in the Army of northern Virginia.

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A Misty Mourning 28th August 2020

A ten-hour car trip with your eighty-year-old grandmother is never much fun, especially if you’re seven months pregnant. But when Torie O’Shea’s longtime family friend Clarissa Hart Campbell insists that she and Grandma Gert come for a visit at...

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The Star Fisher 28th August 2020

“This poignant, gently humorous novel is about prejudice and acceptance….15-year-old Joan Lee is a child of two worlds. As a Chinese American, she has never felt her separateness more than now, in 1927, in this new place in West...

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Child of the Mountains 28th August 2020

Growing up poor in 1953 in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia doesn’t bother Lydia Hawkins. She treasures her tight-knit family. There’s her loving mama, now widowed; her whip-smart younger brother, BJ, who has cystic fibrosis; and wise old...

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