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Sky of Stone

By Homer H. Hickam, 1943-

Once again, #1 bestselling author Homer Hickam takes readers on a ride back to the hometown of his youth in a new memoir as moving as October Sky. The New York Times applauded, "Hickam builds a story of overcoming obstacles worthy of Frank Capra," and readers are eager for more.

By the summer of 1961, Sonny Hickam, who has just finished his first year of college, thinks he has left his hometown of Coalwood behind forever. He's got big dreams—dreams that got their lift-off with the backyard rocket launches of his adolescense. But a scandal at the mine that threatens to ruin his father takes Sonny home for the summer. And to his surprise, what begins as a summer of coal dust and misery will allow him to discover truths not just about his parents, work, and Coalwood, but about himself and the true nature of his dreams.

As he did in October Sky, Hickam's touching memoir recreates a place and time that is at once uncannily familiar and wonderfully revealing. USA Today raved, "Unlike so many memoirs, this book brings to life more than on man's experiences." Hickam makes this happen again in Sky of Stone.

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Publish Date

2001

ISBN

0375431357


Format: Large Print
Author: Hickam, Homer H., 1943-
Title: Sky of stone / by Homer Hickam.
Publisher Date: New York : Random House Large Print, 2001.
Subject: Hickam, Homer H., 1943- -- Homes and haunts -- West Virginia. Hickam, Homer H., 1943- -- Childhood and youth. Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography Coal mines and mining -- West Virginia West Virginia -- Social life and customs
Isbn: 0375431357
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: LPB Hickam
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Format: Large Print
Author: Hickam, Homer H., 1943-
Title: Sky of stone / by Homer Hickam.
Edition: Large print ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Random House Large Print, 2001.
Description: 571 p. ; 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: Coal mines and mining -- West Virginia
Subjects: West Virginia -- Social life and customs
LCCN: 2001041886
ISBN: 0375431357
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: LPB Hickam