In the Garden of Stone

In the Garden of Stone

A Novel

Book - 2013
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1924, shortly before daybreak in War, West Virginia, a passing train derails and spills an avalanche of coal over Emma Palmisano's house, trapping her sleeping family inside. Railroad man Caleb Sypher digs her out-- and marries her a week later. Caleb delivers her from the gritty coal camp to 47 acres of pristine Virginia mountain farmland. As we follow the resulting generations, we discover the nature of power and pride, love and loss, and how one impoverished family endures estrangement from the land and each other in order to unearth the rich seams of forgiveness.
"This debut novel opens in 1924 with the derailment of a passing train that buries 16-year-old Emma Palmisano's house in coal. Caleb, the railroad man who rescues Emma, marries her a week later and gifts her with 47 acres of Virginia farmland. The novel tells the story of the successive generations of Emma and Caleb's family, who endure and grow despite poverty and hardship."--Library Journal.
Publisher: Spartanburg, SC : Hub City Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9781891885211
1891885219
Branch Call Number: FICTION TEKULVE 2013
Characteristics: 335 pages ; 22 cm

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