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Sister Mine By Tawni O'dell

Sister Mine by Tawni O'dell

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Summary

Two years previously, five of Shae-Lynn's friends were catapulted into media stardom when the pit in which they were working exploded. They survived five days underground and emerged as heroes - but neither they nor their town have been the same since. Still, things are fine - until Shae-Lynn's sister Shannon, presumed dead, walks back into town.

Sister Mine Summary

Sister Mine by Tawni O'dell

Set in the fictional mining town of Jolly Mount, Pennsylvania, Sister Mine is told in the wry, honest and sometimes heartbreakingly poignant voice of Shae-Lynn Penrose, an offbeat ex-cop and now sole proprietor of the local cab company. Two years previously, five of Shae-Lynn's friends were catapulted into media stardom when the pit in which they were working exploded. They survived five days underground and emerged as heroes -- but neither they nor their town have been the same since. Still, things are fine -- until Shae-Lynn's kid sister Shannon, presumed dead, walks back into town. Where has she been for the last seventeen years? Who is the father of her unborn baby? And why is the mob on her heels? Shae-Lynn herself, beaten black and blue as a child by her brute of a miner father, has plenty of her own demons to confront -- and one or two secrets she's never told. With all the heartache of Jodi Picoult, but served up with a blackly humorous twist and set in the sort of small working-class town that Karin Slaughter has made so familiar, Sister Mine is redemptive, embracing -- and, above, all, unputdownable.

Sister Mine Reviews

'A wonderfully crafted story, sassy and unsentimental, where women call the shots and don't reach for the smelling salts when the going gets tough' -- Candis Magazine PRAISE FOR COAL RUN 'Rich, compassionate story-telling...' -- Entertainment Weekly 'It's a pleasure to see such a gifted, ambitious writer reinvigorating the tradition of social conscience combined with personal passion that has illuminated some of the finest, most moving works in American literature' -- Los Angeles Times PRAISE FOR BACK ROADS'Tense, conflicted and involving, O'Dell's novel deftly captures the voice of a teenage boy who's in trouble and facing profound challenges...' -- New York Times Book Review 'O'Dell has tackled the real stuff of stories, and she's done it with compassion and a unique voice' -- New York Newsday 'O'Dell's storytelling has natural flair' -- Los Angeles Times 'In the finest tradition of Faulkner and Caldwell' -- L'Express, Paris 'A tough, outstanding novel...' -- Le Monde

About Tawni O'dell

Tawni O'Dell was born and raised in the Allegheny Mountains of western Pennsylvania, where she lives with her family: a daughter, 13, and a son, 10. Sister Mine is her third novel. Her first, Back Roads, was an Oprah Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller, her second, Coal Run, has been bought by the movies.

Additional information

GOR001156226
Sister Mine by Tawni O'dell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2007-01-01
416
0719556759
9780719556753
N/A
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