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The Secret Wisdom of the Earth - Christopher Scotton
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
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After witnessing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, 14-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink... show more
After witnessing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, 14-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The events of this fateful summer will affect the entire town of Medgar, Kentucky.Medgar is beset by a massive Mountaintop Removal operation that is blowing up the hills and back filling the hollows. Kevin's grandfather and others in town attempt to rally the citizens against the 'company' and its powerful owner to stop the plunder of their mountain heritage. When Buzzy witnesses the brutal murder of the opposition leader, a sequence is set in play which tests Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in an epic struggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains.Redemptive and emotionally resonant, The Secret Wisdom of the Earth is narrated by an adult Kevin looking back on the summer when he sloughed the coverings of a boy and took his first faltering steps as a man among a rich cast of characters and an ambitious effort to reclaim a once great community.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781455551927 (1455551929)
ASIN: 1455551929
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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Rod Raglin
Rod Raglin rated it
3.0 Secret Wisdom of the Earth lacks intensity
Fourteen year-old Kevin and his mother have come to live with his grandfather in Kentucky for the summer to try to heal after the tragic death of his three year-old brother. "Pops" is a veterinarian in the small coal-mining town of Medgar, deep in the Appalachians. His grandfather is wise and co...
msleighm books
msleighm books rated it
3.5
3.5 stars, rounded down. This was one I wasn't sure I was going to get through. A slow start for me. Not because it's a bad book or poorly written, it's just not the type of literature I typically pick up. The reason this particular book was interesting to me and I worked my way through it, was be...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
4.5 I hope this author gets noticed because this is a really good book
Somewhere in the past few months I got in the library queue for this book and when it came available, I had no recollection of how it came to my attention. I almost let it slip by when I decided to give it a quick listen, just to justify moving onto something else. Happy surprise, The Wisdom of the ...
reading4fun
reading4fun rated it
0.0 Do not miss this one!
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth I've got a problem writing this like any other review, because this is not like any other novel. This may be the best book I've read in the twenty-first century. Don't believe me pick it up and read the first five chapters, that's all it will take, and you will not reg...
JDCMustReadBooks
JDCMustReadBooks rated it
5.0 The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
By Christopher Scotton ISBN: Grand Central Publishing Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Publication Date: 1/06/2015 Format: Audio My Rating: 5 Stars THE SECRET WISDOM OF THE EARTH by talented Christopher Scotton, is a highly recommended compelling, multi-layered coming-of-age epic debut, c...
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