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The Coalwood Way

By Homer H. Hickam, 1943-

It's fall, 1959, and Homer "Sonny" Hickam and his fellow Rocket Boys are in their senior year at Big Creek High, launching handbuilt rockets that soar thousands of feet into the West Virginia sky. But in a season traditionally marked by celebrations of the spirit, Coalwood finds itself at a painful crossroads.

The strains can be felt within the Hickam home, where a beleaguered HomerSr. is resorting to a daring but risky plan to keep the mine alive, and his wife Elsie is feeling increasingly isolated from both her family and the townspeople. And Sonny, despite a blossoming relationship with a local girl whose dreams are as big as his, finds his own mood repeatedly darkened by an unexplainable sadness.

Eager to rally the town's spirits and make her son's final holiday season at home a memorable one, Elsie enlists Sonny and the Rocket Boys' aid in making the Coalwood Christmas Pageant the best ever. But trouble at the mine and the arrival of a beautiful young outsider threaten to tear the community apart when it most needs to come together. And when disaster strikes at home, and Elsie's beloved pet squirrel escapes under his watch, Sonny realizes that helping his town and redeeming himself in his mother's eyes may be a bigger-and more rewarding-challenge than he has ever faced.

The result is pure storytelling magic- a tale of small-town parades and big-hearted preachers, the timeless love of families and unforgettable adventures of boyhood friends-that could only come from the man who brought the world Rocket Boys

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Publish Date

2000

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0375430873


Format: Large Print
Author: Hickam, Homer H., 1943-
Title: The Coalwood way / Homer Hickam.
Publisher Date: New York : Random House Large Print, 2000.
Subject: Hickam, Homer H., 1943- -- Homes and haunts -- West Virginia. Hickam, Homer H., 1943- -- Childhood and youth. Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography Aerospace engineers -- United States -- Biography Christmas -- West Virginia. Large type books West Virginia -- Social life and customs
Isbn: 0375430873
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Call Number: B Hickam
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Format: Large Print
Author: Hickam, Homer H., 1943-
Title: The Coalwood way / Homer Hickam.
Edition: 1st large print ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Random House Large Print, 2000.
Description: xii, 555 p. (large print) : map ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Hickam, Homer H., 1943- -- Homes and haunts -- West Virginia.
Subjects: Hickam, Homer H., 1943- -- Childhood and youth.
Subjects: Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Subjects: Aerospace engineers -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Christmas -- West Virginia.
Subjects: Large type books
Subjects: West Virginia -- Social life and customs
LCCN: 00034177
ISBN: 0375430873
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Available Copies: 2
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Call Number: B Hickam