The Unquiet Earth by Denise Giardina
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Dillon Freeman returns from World War II to Blackberry Creek, West Virginia, where he confronts the coal mining industry as a union organizer and falls in love with his conventional cousin, Rachel. By the author of Storming Heaven.


About Denise Giardina

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Denise Giardina is the author of Storming Heaven, Emily's Ghost, and Saints and Villains, which won the Boston Book Review Prize. She is an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church and lives in Charleston, West Virginia.
Published June 14, 2011 by W. W. Norton & Company. 367 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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When Jackie grows up, she meets VISTA worker Tom--the 1960's War on Poverty is on-- but Tom is going to be a priest, so Jackie goes to work in Washington.

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Central to the novel is the secret, star-crossed love affair of cousins Dillon Freedman, a fierce union activist, and Rachel Honaker, a practical woman who holds an establishment job as a nurse.

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