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The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth (Audio CD / Audio)

By Scotton, Christopher

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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.
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ISBN 9781478957782
Released NZ 6 Jan 2015
Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks
Format Audio CD/Audio
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ISBN-13 9781478957782
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks
Imprint Blackstone Audiobooks
Released 6 Jan 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Scotton, Christopher
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 155mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 340g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Bildungsromans, Audiobooks, Mountain life - Appalachian Region, Families - Kentucky
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade