Another Side of the Line by Catherine Cometti Samargo

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By Catherine Cometti Samargo

one other aspect of the road follows a tender woman’s seven-year development from neophyte instructor to gutsy union activist. It’s 1914, and the coal in southern West Virginia is a firmly entrenched hegemony, having succeeded in protecting the union out. stressed and intimidated through strikebreakers, coal miners paintings in damaging underground stipulations whereas their households undergo monetary exploitation in cities owned through coal businesses. Naive outsider Sarah Jennings accepts a role educating tuition in a single of these cities and inadvertently stumbles upon a contentious fight seething underneath the skin of the community’s outward calm. brutal murders open her green eyes to each side of a well-defined line, and she or he steadily musters the nerve to hitch with the miners’ reason. Her position in undercover actions ultimately forces her right into a harmful yet pivotal place in a struggle for union attractiveness. This meticulously researched novel, depicting existence in early coal camps, humanizes a crossroads in hard work heritage and portrays an array of person responses to adversity.

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