Coal mining, dreams, tough times, and a bright spirit all combine within the pages of this vivid, romantic tale. The year is 1905, but little of the new century's optimism has made its way to the hardscrabble mining town of Buckeye City. Here sixteen-year-old Katy Sollis finds herself trying to reach for a future that's as hard to grab on to as a handful of coal dust. Flavored with the rural tang and spirit of mining life, A Diamond in the Dust takes readers into a year of first love, and struggles fought both at home and within Katy's own mind and heart. A journey of its particular time and place, it's also a story for all who've been at that point when past and future are just inches apart-and the time to reach for dreams is now.
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Book Description Dial Books for Young Reders, New York, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nice, tight, unsold, unread first edition of this children's book based on a young girl's life in a southern Illinois coal mining town, author's first book. Bookseller Inventory # 001311
Book Description Dial, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110803725116
Book Description Dial, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0803725116