Whistle in the Dark by Susan Hill LongWhistle in the Dark by Susan Hill Long

Whistle in the Dark

bySusan Hill Long

Paperback | August 31, 2014

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Clem wants a dog for his thirteenth birthday, but what he gets is a miner's cap. It is the 1920's in Leadanna, Missouri, and Clem must become a man, leaving school and joining Pap in the lead mines--money is tight in the Harding household. Meanwhile, Lindy, whose face bears a scar from an accident that left her motherless, is forced to help her abusive father sell moonshine. As Clem searches for another way to support his family, the two become friends. Then disaster strikes: a death, a mining accident, and then a tornado. In the aftermath, Lindy takes advantage of her chance to flee Leadanna, and Clem is torn between following her and staying behind to help his family.


This beautifully written coming-of-age novel shines with true characters, a vivid setting, and heart-felt relationships.

Susan Hill Long was inspired to write this book when she heard Garrison Keillor, on his program The Writer’s Almanac, talk about a group of men working underground in the mines, unaware of anything out-of-the-ordinary happening above until the power went out. It was the Great Tri-State Tornado of 1925; nearly 700 people in Missouri, In...
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Title:Whistle in the DarkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 31, 2014Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823431916

ISBN - 13:9780823431915

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