Yesterday, I went to a book launch for local author, Ann Pancake. She is the author of Strange as this Weather Has Been, a novel about life in rural West Virginia. The excerpt she read was gorgeous and sad and funny-I understand it’s also a sometimes painful read about the devastating practice of "mountaintop removal" mining, and the way it destroys communities.
Full disclosure, Ann is machetunim, if you’ll forgive a shikse some Yiddish. Please to read!