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The Resource The Last Ballad

The Last Ballad

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The Last Ballad
Title
The Last Ballad
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Subject
Summary
Inspired by actual events, The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression, with all the emotional power of Cold Mountain and The Secret Scripture'A powerful book that speaks to contemporary concerns through historical injustice. Cash vividly blends the archival with the imaginative.' New York Times Book ReviewFor twenty-eight-year-old Ella May Wiggins life is tough. Her no-good husband, John, has run off again, and she must keep her four young children alive with the only work she can find, the night shift at American Mill No. 2 in Bessemer City, North CarolinaWhen union leaflets begin circulating, Ella May has a taste of hope, a yearning for the better life the organizers promise. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe. To maintain their control, the owners will use every means in their power, including bloodshed, to prevent workers from banding together. Seventy-five years later, Ella May's daughter Lilly, now an elderly woman, tells her nephew about his grandmother and the events that transformed their family forever. Paying tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers, The Last Ballad is lyrical, heartbreaking and haunting, and the novel which confirms Wiley Cash's place among America's finest writers
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Cash, Wiley
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
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The Last Ballad
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:36bff993-04f4-4456-b34d-421a04779c35
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780571340712
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Last Ballad
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:36bff993-04f4-4456-b34d-421a04779c35
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780571340712
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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