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The Coalwood Way

Homer Hickam

Homer Hickam is the #1 New York Times best-selling author whose life inspired the critically acclaimed film October Sky. In The Coalwood Way he returns to his childhood home of Coalwood, West Virginia for an inspiring memoir about growing up in a town that’s slowly fading away. Homer and his close buddies, who call themselves the Rocket Boys, are high school seniors in 1959. Their rocket building experiments amaze the locals, thanks to top-quality moonshine for fuel, “liberated” materials, and Homer’s self-taught understanding of higher math. But no matter how brilliant their experiments are, they can do little to help preserve Coalwood’s way of life. With the coal mine on its last legs, prospects for the town are unpredictable at best. For anyone who’s ever dreamed of greatness or wondered what an uncertain future might bring, this book will seem warmly familiar. Frank Muller’s affectionate narration captures both the spirit of ambition and the spectre of gloomy prospects.

Homer Hickam is the #1 New York Times best-selling author whose life inspired the critically acclaimed film October Sky. In The Coalwood Way he returns to his childhood home of Coalwood, West Virginia for an inspiring memoir about growing up in a town that’s slowly fading away. Homer and his close buddies, who call themselves the Rocket Boys, are high school seniors in 1959. Their rocket building experiments amaze the locals, thanks to top-quality moonshine for fuel, “liberated” materials, and Homer’s self-taught understanding of higher math. But no matter how brilliant their experiments are, they can do little to help preserve Coalwood’s way of life. With the coal mine on its last legs, prospects for the town are unpredictable at best. For anyone who’s ever dreamed of greatness or wondered what an uncertain future might bring, this book will seem warmly familiar. Frank Muller’s affectionate narration captures both the spirit of ambition and the spectre of gloomy prospects.
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Homer Hickam is the #1 New York Times best-selling author whose life inspired the critically acclaimed film October Sky. In The Coalwood Way he returns to his childhood home of Coalwood, West Virginia for an inspiring memoir about growing up in a town that’s slowly fading away. Homer and his close buddies, who call themselves the Rocket Boys, are high school seniors in 1959. Their rocket building experiments amaze the locals, thanks to top-quality moonshine for fuel, “liberated” materials, and Homer’s self-taught understanding of higher math. But no matter how brilliant their experiments are, they can do little to help preserve Coalwood’s way of life. With the coal mine on its last legs, prospects for the town are unpredictable at best. For anyone who’s ever dreamed of greatness or wondered what an uncertain future might bring, this book will seem warmly familiar. Frank Muller’s affectionate narration captures both the spirit of ambition and the spectre of gloomy prospects.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Frank Muller

Length:

10h 58m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:41


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

31:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

27:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

39:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:17