Gretchen Moran Laskas

Gretchen Moran Laskas has also written the adult novel The Midwife's Tale, which also takes place in West Virginia. She grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but currently lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with her family. Visit her at www.gretchenlaskas.com.

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Perhaps there is always a mark, when another person touches you, an invisible thread connecting you to them. Backbreaking work, threadbare clothes, and black coal dust choking the air -- this is what a miner's daughter knows. Willa Lowell fears that this dust marks her to be nothing else, that she will never win against the constant struggle to survive. Even the fierce flame of her family's love -- her one bright spot against the darkness -- has begun to dim. Willa yearns for a better life --...
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