The Well and the Mine

The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips

Title: The Well and the Mine
Author: Gin Phillips
ISBN10: 159448449X
ISBN13: 978-1594484490
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (April 8, 2009)
Language: English
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Size PDF: 1326 kb
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Rating: 4.9/5
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Pages: 304 pages
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With an introduction by Fannie Flagg Author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café A novel of warmth and true feeling, The Well and the Mine explores the value of community, charity, family, and hope that we can give each other during a time of hardship. In a small Alabama coal-mining town during the summer of 1931, nine-year-old Tess Moore sits on her back porch and watches a woman toss a baby into her family’s well without a word. This shocking act of violence sets in motion a chain of events that forces Tess and her older sister Virgie to look beyond their own door and learn the value of kindness and lending a helping hand. As Tess and Virgie try to solve the mystery of the well, an accident puts their seven-year-old brother’s life in danger, revealing just what sorts of sacrifices their parents, Albert and Leta, have made in order to give their children a better life, and the power of love and compassion to provide comfort to those we love. “Gin Phillips has a remarkable ear for dialogue and a tenderhearted eye for detail; you can hear the pecans and hickory nuts falling from the trees and feel the stillness of a hot summer night. A whisper runs through the novel—the ghosts of places and people and luscious peach pies.”—Los Angeles Times