Coaltrain

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Xlibris Corporation, Sep 1, 2011 - Fiction - 241 pages
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This book is an environmental fiction novel, dealing with 2 brothers from West Virginia, who high-jack and then blow up a giant train loaded with coal, as a protest against the coal companies strip-mining all the land surrounding their mountain family farm. In preparation for the operation, one brother hitch-hikes West, to enlist the aid of an old family friend, and meets and falls in love with a tall beautiful girl in Denver. The other brother heads East, and rescues a young swimmer from a deadly stinging jellyfish, and meets a wise yoga master, from whom he learns much. This is an action packed story, with an exciting plot, and yet deals with many topics of today's society, especially the negative aspects of our current energy policies of burning so much coal and fossil fuels. The environmentally aware reader should find it entertaining and exciting, especially the ending, where the disastrous effects of strip-mining collide full force with a mountain family's fierce determination to save the land they love.
 

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Contents

Character Outline
11
Chapter One
15
CHAPTER TWO
20
CHAPTER THREE
24
CHAPTER FOUR
32
CHAPTER FIVE
45
CHAPTER SIX
58
CHAPTER SEVEN
71
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
134
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
145
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
152
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
165
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
174
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
187
CHAPTER NINETEEN
197
CHAPTER TWENTY
208

CHAPTER EIGHT
80
CHAPTER NINE
92
CHAPTER TEN
103
CHAPTER ELEVEN
117
CHAPTER TWELVE
126
CHAPTER TWENTY ONE
216
CHAPTER TWENTY TWO
226
CHAPTER TWENTY THREE
233
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