Black Sunshine

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Kingstone Media Group, Dec 2, 2011 - Coal mines and mining - 349 pages
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Will Givens was one of two survivors of the 1981explosion that killed 52 Eastern Kentucky men in the Harlan #7 Coal Mine. But Will carries a terrible secret hidden from all about the tragedy that occurred after the explosion under Black Mountain. But when he comes home 20 years later to face his past, he tips a delicate balance that will result in a second disaster worse than the first. As his life entwines with a grandmother whose grief has imprisoned her, a beautiful young woman who carries a terrible secret of her own and a mentally handicapped boy who carves coal statutes, he s unaware of the danger or that the boy holds the key to it all. Will he figure that out before it s too late?

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User Review  - wndy2011 - LibraryThing

Now I understand why I don't like closed in spaces. A very telling story of miner's lives and the families they leave behind every day when they go underground. Entire families can be lost in one little mishap and lives are ruined for years. No one ever forgets. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Ninie Hammon spent a quarter of a century as a journalist before she tried her hand at fiction and discovered it was a whole lot more fun to make up the facts than to report them. Since then, she has written a biography, God Said Yes, and seven novels: Sudan, The Memory Closet, Home Grown, Five Days in May, Black Sunshine and The Last Safe Place. Each is a fast-paced, riveting tale peopled with gloriously complex characters who drag the reader into the story to live it with them. A native of Muleshoe, Texas, Ninie now lives a mildly vagabond life. She and her husband, Tom, travel between their home in Louisville, KY and one in the village of Great Linford in Buckinghamshire north of London where Tom directs Young Life in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scandinavia. The couple has six children and eight grandchildren.

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