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The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
Author: Christopher Scotton
Timely and timeless, this is a dramatic and deeply moving novel about an act of violence in a small, Southern town and the repercussions that will forever change a young man's view of human cruelty and compassion. — After seeing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, fourteen-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781455551910
ISBN-10: 1455551910
Publication Date: 1/5/2016
Pages: 496
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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This multi-layered debut novel is set deep in the Appalachian Mountains when a grieving woman and her adolescent son return to her childhood home. They are suffering an inconsolable loss and return in the hope that time and the compassionate wisdom of their family, particularly Pops, will provide healing. The Secret Wisdom of the Earth is replete with the politics involved with mining the coal in the mountains and a homophobia that results in violence. Tensions in the community are rampant as we also watch the private dramas unfolding within the family. I found the book to be somewhat tedious in parts and rushed at the end. I am grateful to Goodreads and the Hatchette Book Group for the opportunity to review this book.
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