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Ghost People: Death in the Mines Paperback – April 14, 2013
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Top Customer Reviews
In short, I'd recommend this novel to anyone interested in literature about Kentucky, about coal mines, or about family relationships. The book will be well worth your time!
I felt like I was with Junie Mae every step of her journey. I felt her sorrows, her joys, and her hopes and dreams. I felt her struggles to understand Mama and Amity's affection for her. The author used the perfect amount of carefully chosen details so the reader had no doubt what it was like growing up a coal mining community during the 1940's and 1950's and the hardships they endured. I read this book with little knowledge of coal mining communities, but I felt like I was transported to Kentucky and in the coal mining community from the first page.
All of the characters were distinct and lively. Junie Mae, Rose, Mama, Daddy, Granny Lee and Grandma Haley to name a few all were full of life and very different from one another. I read a lot and it's not often that a see such a large cast of characters so well defined. I felt like knew each one.
This book is a rare and special treat. I enjoyed the read so much I ordered another copy for my mother not wanting to let my copy out of my hands. I'm not sure what else I can say, just that I don't think my review can do justice to the work. I don't say this lightly, but this book touched me at a level that few books do. I will read this book again.
I could have been reading about my own family.
Ms. Knapp really captured the spirit of the miners and the people living in the small rural
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Didn't want to stop once I started,being from the area I know all too well the suffering of miners and the strikes.Published 12 months ago by michelle gilliam
In Ghost People: Death in the Mines Sandi Knapp gives the reader a good idea of what life must have been like for eastern Kentucky's coal mining families in the years after WWII. Read morePublished on March 2, 2014 by Saul Blake
This book was a pleasure, well written and thought provoking. Sure, it has a few minor typos that didn't get caught in proof reading, but that seems to occur in everyone's... Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by Teamster
I have long been interested in books about how life used to be, particularly those with a distinct but not overpowering Southern flavor. Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by Becky Everhart
It just wasn't that great, sorry. Just really bad writing and no clear plot. The author just likes to drone on and on about pointless stuff. Read morePublished on June 29, 2013 by Ben Jamin
THIS BOOK WAS SO GR8 I REALY ENJOYED IT I RECOMEN TO EVRY1 IF U LIKE GUD BOOKS
BUT SANDI Y U REVIEW UR OWN BOOK