The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

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Blackstone Audio Inc
A debut novel about a fourteen-year-old boy whowitnesses the death of his younger brother in a horrific accident, for readersof To Kill a Mockingbird, Peace Like aRiver, and Cold Sassy TreeAfter witnessing the death of his younger brother ina terrible home accident, fourteen-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sentfor the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this peeled-paint coal towndeep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid namedBuzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. Theevents of this fateful summer will affect the entire town of Medgar, Kentucky.Medgar is beset by a massive mountaintop removaloperation that is blowing up the hills and backfilling the hollows. Kevin'sgrandfather and others in town attempt to rally the citizens against the company and its powerful owner to stop the plunder of their mountain heritage. WhenBuzzy witnesses the brutal murder of the opposition leader, a sequence is setin play which tests Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in an epicstruggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains.Redemptive and emotionally resonant, The Secret Wisdom of the Earth isnarrated by an adult Kevin looking back on the summer when he sloughed thecoverings of a boy and took his first faltering steps as a man among a richcast of characters and an ambitious effort to reclaim a once great community.

Baker & Taylor
Witnessing his younger brother's accidental death, teenaged Kevin spends the summer traumatized in his grandfather's Appalachia coal-mining community, which is fighting plans for a massive mountaintop-removal operation.

Findaway World Llc

A debut novel about a fourteen-year-old boy who witnesses the death of his younger brother in a horrific accident, for readers of To Kill a Mockingbird, Peace like a River, and Cold Sassy Tree

After witnessing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, fourteen-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin’s grandfather. In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The events of this fateful summer will affect the entire town of Medgar, Kentucky.

Medgar is beset by a massive mountaintop removal operation that is blowing up the hills and backfilling the hollows. Kevin’s grandfather and others in town attempt to rally the citizens against the company and its powerful owner to stop the plunder of their mountain heritage. When Buzzy witnesses the brutal murder of the opposition leader, a sequence is set in play which tests Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in an epic struggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains.

Redemptive and emotionally resonant, The Secret Wisdom of the Earth is narrated by an adult Kevin looking back on the summer when he sloughed the coverings of a boy and took his first faltering steps as a man among a rich cast of characters and an ambitious effort to reclaim a once great community.



Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781478957799
1478957794
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: text file
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1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Notes: Duration: 04:27:55

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