Unquiet Earthby Denise Giardina
From the mining shanty towns of West Virginia comes this moving and passionate saga of a family, a community, and a way of life all but gone. In this coal-smudged place, Dillon, Rachel, and Jackie hopelessly intertwined in love and
"A flawless, fearless, great American story. It cuts a wide path through the worst and the best of what we are."
From the mining shanty towns of West Virginia comes this moving and passionate saga of a family, a community, and a way of life all but gone. In this coal-smudged place, Dillon, Rachel, and Jackie hopelessly intertwined in love and politics live in the shadow of the dying mines and the doomed union movement. Set against the devastation of the Depression, the fearful pulse of a world at war, the dawning hope of the War on Poverty, and, ultimately, the untamable force of nature herself, THE UNQUIET EARTH is a bold and bittersweet story of unforgettable men and women, and the times that made them great.
- Random House Publishing Group
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- 4.25(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.90(d)
Meet the Author
Denise Giardina is the author of Storming Heaven, Emily's Ghost, and Saints and Villains, which won the Boston Book Review Prize. She is an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church and lives in Charleston, West Virginia.
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When we first had to read The Unquiet Earth in school i was pretty grossed out because i was told it was a love story between two cousins. But as i kept reading i completley forgot they were related and i realized that there was a lot more to the story. The Unquiet Earth is a great story with many different narrators. i couldn't put the book down...it was sweet, romantic, sad, funny....it was just a great book. I'd reccomend it to anybody.
It has love, hate, pain, healing, friendship, family, history, social concerns - all the elements of a great story. I picked this book up to read on a cross country flight and absolutely could not put it down. The best impulse buy I've made in a long while.