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1st trade ed.
x, 420 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
"Dear readers letter copyright 2007 ; Reading group guide and genealogy guide copyright 2007"--Title page verso.
After their father's death, two children and their invalid mother head south to the rugged mountains of southwestern Virginia to live with their great-grandmother. They flourish until the local coal-and gas company comes around conniving to seize their property.