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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,943 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gin Phillips Narrator: T. J. Kenneally, Margaret Nichols Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A novel of warmth and true feeling, The Well and the Mine explores the value of community, charity, family, and hope that we can give each other during a time of hardship.

In a small Alabama coal-mining town during the summer of 1931, nine-year-old Tess Moore sits on her back porch and watches a woman toss a baby into her family’s well without a word. This shocking act of violence sets in motion a chain of events that forces Tess and her older sister Virgie to look beyond their own door and learn the value of kindness and lending a helping hand. As Tess and Virgie try to solve the mystery of the well, an accident puts their seven-year-old brother’s life in danger, revealing just what sorts of sacrifices their parents, Albert and Leta, have made in order to give their children a better life, and the power of love and compassion to provide comfort to those we love. 

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cristy | 2/20/2014

    " I didn't think the characters and the way they interacted was entirely believable, yet I would like to believe families in their situation would have behaved this way. I loved that each family member was strong and likable in different ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenny | 2/20/2014

    " right from the start the characters in this book are easy to love. It's a book that's easy to read and catches your attention on sentence #1. Beautifully written and I look forward to reading more from this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynne Mohler-Musgrave | 2/18/2014

    " Good story about life in a mining town in Alabama in the late '20's & early '30's & a secret they were trying to figure out. I would not have done well in that era, when I read about the work women (& men) had to do I know I would not have made it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Colette Guerin | 2/14/2014

    " A very good read. I enjoyed the 5 different voices of the novel. Phillips tries to make you understand that all things aren't black and white. Thought it reflected well on what the modernists were trying to say about perspective. "

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