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The saints of Swallow Hill a novel

Everhart, Donna (author.).

Summary: "During the Great Depression, wretched labor camps crop up in remote areas of the expansive pine forests throughout the American South. Destitute workers live and toil under terrible conditions to harvest pine gum, hacking into tree trunks, drawing out the sticky sap that gives the Tar Heel State its nickname, and hauling it to stills to be refined into turpentine. Subsistence living means racking up huge debts they are forced to work off, creating an endless cycle of labor and debt. But for the most desperate among America's vast unemployed, these camps are often the last and only option. This much is true for the individuals whose lives intersect in the deep woods of Georgia at the Swallow Hill turpentine camp in 1932. For Rae Lynn Cobb, a young woman disguised as a man, Swallow Hill offers distance and anonymity from those who would wrongly imprison her for killing her kind, though careless, husband. For a charming bachelor named Del Reese, it's a place where backbreaking work might drown out memories of a recent trauma that's shaken him to his core. But Swallow Hill is no easy haven. The squalid camp is ruled by a sadistic boss named Crow and the greedy commissary owner Otis Riddle, a man who takes out his frustrations on his browbeaten wife, Cornelia. As Rae Lynn forges a deeper friendship with both Del and Cornelia, she begins to envision a path out of the camp."--

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  • ISBN: 9781638082835
  • ISBN: 1638082839
  • Physical Description: large print
    510 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2022.

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General Note:
Regular print version previously published by Kensington Publishing Corp.
Includes author's note and discussion questions.
Subject: Labor camps Georgia History 20th century Fiction
Disguise Fiction
Depressions 1929 Georgia Fiction
Georgia Social conditions 20th century Fiction
Genre: Large type books.
Historical fiction.

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  • 19 of 23 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 1 current hold with 23 total copies.
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