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Homer Hickam is the #1 New York Times bestselling author whose life inspired the critically acclaimed film October Sky. In The Coalwood Way he returns to his childhood home of Coalwood, West Virginia for an inspiring memoir about growing up in a town that’s slowly fading away. Homer and his close buddies, who call themselves the Rocket Boys, are high school seniors in 1959. Their rocket building experiments amaze the locals, thanks to top-quality moonshine for fuel, “liberated” materials, and Homer’s self-taught understanding of higher math. But no matter how brilliant their experiments are, they can do little to help preserve Coalwood’s way of life. With the coal mine on its last legs, prospects for the town are unpredictable at best.

For anyone who’s ever dreamed of greatness or wondered what an uncertain future might bring, this book will seem warmly familiar. Frank Muller’s affectionate narration captures both the spirit of ambition and the specter of gloomy prospects.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Recalling a lost era—the transition between small-town life and the dawning of the new technological age—he brings his American hometown to life with vivid images, appealing characters and considerable literary magic.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hickam’s unvarnished portrait of Coalwood covers class warfare (union miners battling with his authoritarian father), provincial narrow-mindedness (the local ladies scorn a young woman living outside wedlock with a man who abuses her), and endless gossiping along the picket “fence line.” These sharp details make the unabashed sentiment of the book’s closing chapters feel earned rather than easy.”

    Amazon.com

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