Sunday, February 5, 2012
Introducing Gin Phillips
I learned about Gin Phillips' novel The Well and the Mine from IndieBound's website. As it turns out, this was perfect timing for me to read Phillips' first book, as her second book (which I definitely want to read), entitled Come In and Cover Me, was released in January 2012, meaning I won't have to wait long to enjoy more of Phillips' work. The Well and the Mine explores issues of race and class in a coal mining town in Alabama during the Great Depression. The story is told from five different perspectives which represent all the members of the Moore family. This was a very readable, engaging story that deals with social issues but also explores the intimate relationships within a family and a small town.