The Coalwood Way

The Coalwood Way

by Homer Hickam


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A retired NASA engineer recounts domestic and community disasters in his home and coal mining hometown during his last Christmas before college. The Rocket Boys are drafted to help celebrate the holidays with a big bang. Sequel to October Sky.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756907709
Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Homer Hickam is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rocket Boys, which was made into the acclaimed movie October Sky. A respected amateur historian, he is also the author of the military history best-seller Torpedo Junction, along with the popular historical novels The Keeper's Son and The Ambassador's Son. With such books as the award-winning memoir Sky of Stone, and the techno-thriller best-seller Back to the Moon, Hickam's talents clearly span many writing genres. He is a Vietnam combat veteran, a scuba instructor who has led underwater exploration teams across the world, a retired rocket scientist, and, recently, has become an avid field paleontologist. More than anything else, he loves to write. He is married to Linda Terry Hickam, an artist, who is also his assistant. They share their time with their cats between homes in Alabama and the U. S. Virgin Islands. Please see for more information.

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