Planets by James Finney Boylan

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Set in Centralia, Pennsylvania, the mining town that has been burning for over 20 years and is the home to a bizarre set of characters. Lovestruck Edith Schmertz takes an ill-fated leap out of an aeroplane, setting in motion an inexorable chain of events.

About James Finney Boylan

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JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN is Professor of English at Colby College and the author of the bestseller "She's Not There," as well as the acclaimed novels "The Planets" and "Getting In," A three-time guest of "The" "Oprah Winfrey Show," she has also appeared on "Larry King Live," "Today," and "48 Hours," and has played herself on ABC's "All My Children," She lives in Belgrade Lakes, Maine.
Published April 15, 1991 by Simon & Schuster. 272 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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This humorous, unconventional novel is set in Centralia, Pa., where Nature is in chaos, sulfurous fumes from mine fires fill the air and seemingly random events are cosmically interrelated.

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Accidents pile up until, at last, all the losers in Centralia, each an isolated, rogue ''planet,'' meet and scuffle and find their quirky salvations — their realignments — in the grim, dusty hallways of James Buchanan Memorial High School, ''the kind of place that took innocent...children and...

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