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PDF ☆ BOOK The Hollow Ground é DANPASHLEY ´ [Download] ➵ The Hollow Ground Author Natalie S. Harnett – Danpashley.co.uk The underground mine fires ravaging Pennsylvania coal country have forced 11 year old Brigid Howley and her family to seek refuge with her estranged grandparents the formidable Gram and the black The underground mine fires ravaging Pennsylvania coal country have forced 11 year old Brigid Howley and her family to seek refuge with h Set in the 1960's rural Pennsylvania This story is focused on the viewpoint of eleven year old Brigid Her story starts off as her family lives with her aunt after her dad had been hurt in a mining accident years ago and has had a tough time with working Jobs seem against his drinking and gambling so it's easier for him to just let his wife do the working for the family The whole area is in a coal mining zone and fires have erupted underground Her aunt is killing by the fires and the family has to pick up and move in with her grandparents Her family is supposedly cursed from back when her great grandpa was part of the Molly Macguire's and a priest cursed the family from then on out The curse is never really explained enough to make sense to me as to why it was such a big lead up in this bookBut then the whole thing never took off for me I kept hoping that the secrets that kept getting mentioned would turn into something interesting but it just didn't pan out that way Brigid's family life is very bleak with dad doing as he pleased and her mom's bipolar moods Some things finally get revealed to as to why they act the way they did but it still just didn't make the book worth the time of reading I got mad at myself for not dnf'ing this oneDutifully I heated up the pan thinking how the way people liked their eggs matched their personalities Ma all folded with the center golden part cooked and flattened Daddy raw and drippy running all over with just a flick of a fork's tine Booksource Netgalley in exchange for reviewReviewer spotlight for reviewer's who deserve attention and don't game the system by bumping up their reviews for attention every five minutesMy friend Diane also read this book and she liked it She reads smarter books than I do so check out her review She does a great job

MOBI ß The Hollow Ground ↠ Natalie S. Harnett

Ican clan who takes strange pleasure in the “curse” laid upon them generations earlier by a priest who ran afoul of the Molly Maguir I received this book through Goodreads First ReadsI've seen that this has been compared to To Kill a Mockingbird and the comparison is apt in that both novels feature young girls dealing with very adult issues This is also an example of a book with a young narrator that's not being marketed as YA though if TKaM were published today it probably would be; and of course it is freuently read in junior high school English classesThe hollow ground of the title refers both to the physical the story takes place in the early 1960s against the backdrop of the Appalachian coal mine fires which literally hollowed out the ground beneath whole towns and rendered them uninhabitable and the figurative the emptiness upon which so many people try to live their lives or establish their sense of self Although the metaphors are somewhat obvious at times eg Brigid's family's troubles seem to spiral and out of control right along with the coal mine fires ever spreading and encroaching and unavoidable this does not take away from the beauty of the writing or from the feelings that these characters and their plight inspire These are very realistic complicated and flawed people living through some very difficult times during an era that many readers might otherwise refer to as simpler All seen through the eyes of a bright but unlucky tweenager I loved the ending too I couldn't think of a appropriate way to close

Natalie S. Harnett ↠ The Hollow Ground TEXT

The Hollow GroundEr estranged grandparents the formidable Gram and the black lung stricken Gramp Tragedy is no stranger to the Howleys a proud Irish Amer These events took place in an old coal mine area in Pennsylvania; where living among burning groundwas a very hard lifeA very sad story of a very dysfunctional family The love was there but different family members couldn't feel it for all the hurt they had endured in their childhood Favoring one child over the other and the wife not understanding why she was placed in an orphanage lead to great sorrow