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The Resource Strange as This Weather Has Been

Strange as This Weather Has Been

Label
Strange as This Weather Has Been
Title
Strange as This Weather Has Been
Statement of responsibility
Ann Pancake
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in present day West Virginia, Ann Pancake’s debut novel, Strange As This Weather Has Been, tells the story of a coal mining family—a couple and their four children—living through the latest mining boom and dealing with the mountaintop removal and strip mining that is ruining what is left of their mountain life. As the mine turns the mountains to slag and wastewater, workers struggle with layoffs and children find adventure in the blasted moonscape craters. Strange As This Weather Has Been follows several members of the family, with a particular focus on fifteen-year-old Bant and her mother, Lace. Working at a “scab” motel, Bant becomes involved with a young miner while her mother contemplates joining the fight against the mining companies. As domestic conflicts escalate at home, the children are pushed more and more outside among junk from the floods and felled trees in the hollows—the only nature they have ever known. But Bant has other memories and is as curious and strong-willed as her mother, and ultimately comes to discover the very real threat of destruction that looms as much in the landscape as it does at home
Summary
Domestic conflicts involving a town's endangerment by mining plans threaten to tear apart a family when matriarch Lace contemplates fighting the mine owners and her daughter, Bant, becomes involved with a miner
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
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198044
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ann Pancake
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Strange as This Weather Has Been
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009855
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781582439914
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Strange as This Weather Has Been
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009855
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781582439914
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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