Friday, July 24, 2015

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

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Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Doubleday, 2014
384 pages

Samantha, a lawyer in New York, is caught up in the wall street crash and forced rethink her future when she is laid off.

Within a week, Samantha is out of New York and has become an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic in small town Appalachia, where for the first time she deals with real clients with real problems; those real problems start uncovering a sinister world of big coal, with its impacts on the environment, the health of its miners, but, as the only real industry in town, with an overbearing influence on a community and its people. Her character's intelligence and resourcefulness leads her deeper into this world.  

This story while fiction does give the reader an insight into the world of the big coal interests and how they have destroyed the land and lives of many people.   

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