Sweeping up Glass

Sweeping up Glass

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Living behind Harker's Grocery with a young boy named Will'm in 1938 Kentucky, Olivia is stunned when members of the exclusive Hunt Club suddenly turn their sights on the two of them, a dangerous situation complicated by the return of Will'm's mother and the exposure of the Rowe Street community's horrifying secrets. Reprint.

Blackwell North Amer
Destined to be a classic, Sweeping Up Glass is a tough and tender novel of love, race, and justice, and a ferocious, unflinching look at the power of family.

Olivia Harker Cross owns a strip of mountain in Pope County, Kentucky, a land where whites and blacks eke out a living in separate, tattered kingdoms and where silver-faced wolves howl in the night. But someone is killing the wolves of Big Foley Mountain–and Olivia is beginning to realize how much of her own bitter history she’s never understood: Her mother’s madness, building toward a fiery crescendo. Her daughter’s flight to California, leaving her to raise Will’m, her beloved grandson. And most of all, her town’s fear, for Olivia has real and dangerous enemies.

Now this proud, lonely woman will face her mother and daughter, her neighbors and the wolf hunters of Big Foley Mountain. And when she does, she’ll ignite a conflict that will embroil an entire community–and change her own life in the most astonishing of ways.

Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2009
Edition: Delta Trade Paperback ed
ISBN: 9780385343039
Characteristics: 327 p. ; 20 cm


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Nov 12, 2015

This story was certainly about an important struggle in history, however the story did not move along well. Difficult to slough through.

Jul 05, 2011

I enjoyed the character, Olivia, quite a lot. Actually all of the characters and their interactions. I enjoyed the 'fight' Olivia was having regarding the wolves as well, and could relate to her cause to some extent.The writing was 'ok', I could visualize the scenes through the descriptions quite well. Interesting overall.

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