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Damnation spring, Ash Davidson

Label
Damnation spring
Title
Damnation spring
Statement of responsibility
Ash Davidson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For generations, Rich Gundersen's family has chopped a livelihood out of the redwood forest along California's rugged coast. Now Rich and his wife, Colleen, are raising their own young son near Damnation Grove, a swath of ancient redwoods on which Rich's employer, Sanderson Timber Co., plans to make a killing. In 1977, with most of the forest cleared or protected, a grove like Damnation - and beyond it 24-7 Ridge - is a logger's dream. It's dangerous work. Rich has already lived decades longer than his father, killed on the job. Rich wants better for his son, Chub, so when the opportunity arises to buy 24-7 Ridge - costing them all the savings they've squirreled away for their growing family - he grabs it, unbeknownst to Colleen. Because the reality is their family isn't growing; Colleen has lost several pregnancies. And she isn't alone. As a midwife, Colleen has seen it with her own eyes. For decades, the herbicides the logging company uses were considered harmless. But Colleen is no longer so sure. What if these miscarriages aren't isolated strokes of bad luck? As mudslides take out clear-cut hillsides and salmon vanish from creeks, her search for answers threatens to unravel not just Rich's plans for the 24-7, but their marriage too, dividing a town that lives and dies on timber along the way. Told from the perspectives of Rich, Colleen, and Chub, in prose as clear as a spring-fed creek, this intimate, compassionate portrait of a community clinging to a vanishing way of life amid the perils of environmental degradation makes Damnation Spring an essential novel for our time
Cataloging source
AU@
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Davidson, Ash
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Miscarriage
  • Loggers
  • Marital conflict
  • Forests and forestry
  • Logging
  • Herbicides
  • Environmental degradation
  • California, Northern
Target audience
adult
Label
Damnation spring, Ash Davidson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069135778
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
447 pages
Isbn
9781472286635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1251764047
Label
Damnation spring, Ash Davidson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069135778
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
447 pages
Isbn
9781472286635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1251764047

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