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The Burning by J.P. Seewald
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The Burning by Jacqueline Seewald – reviewed by Susan Coryell
The Burning is a fine novella by seasoned author Jacqueline Seewald.
Based on a true event, the fictional work involves the Ferris family, George and Liz and their two school-aged children Amy and Jimmy, whose health, home and family livelihood are threatened when an underground fire wreaks havoc on their coal town.
The town, aided by George’s lawyer brother, Larry, finds itself virtually helpless against the greedy coal company and the lack of government support until enough people are asphyxiated to move them to action.
With close calls for every member of the family, Liz vows to make what happened to them matter.
With her usual clear eye for character and conflict, author Seewald, pulls the reader into what seems a normal dynamic of a family that does not realize it is on the brink of a disastrous life-change. The tension carries the quick, intense narrative to a satisfying, if open-ended finish.
The Burning is a highly recommended read, especially for those interested in environmental disasters and how they affect ordinary people all over the world.

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Reading Progress

November 17, 2017 – Started Reading
November 20, 2017 – Shelved
November 20, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
November 20, 2017 – Finished Reading

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