Once again, #1 bestselling author Homer Hickam takes readers on a ride back to the hometown of his youth in a new memoir as moving as October Sky. The New York Times applauded, "Hickam builds a story of overcoming obstacles worthy of Frank Capra," and readers are eager for more.
By the summer of 1961, Sonny Hickam, who has just finished his first year of college, thinks he has left his hometown of Coalwood behind forever. He's got big dreams—dreams that got their lift-off with the backyard rocket launches of his adolescense. But a scandal at the mine that threatens to ruin his father takes Sonny home for the summer. And to his surprise, what begins as a summer of coal dust and misery will allow him to discover truths not just about his parents, work, and Coalwood, but about himself and the true nature of his dreams.
As he did in October Sky, Hickam's touching memoir recreates a place and time that is at once uncannily familiar and wonderfully revealing. USA Today raved, "Unlike so many memoirs, this book brings to life more than on man's experiences." Hickam makes this happen again in Sky of Stone.
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From the Back Cover:
“[C]leverly constructed, richly detailed mystery peppered with colloquial dialogue and vivid characters. This pleasing book only reinforces his oeuvre.”
About the Author:
— Publishers Weekly
Homer Hickam was born and raised in Coalwood, West Virginia. In addition to the acclaimed memoirs, he is the author of Torpedo Junction and Back to the Moon. He lives with his wife Linda in Huntsville, Alabama, where they share their home with four cats.
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