Just finished your book longing. Enjoyed it very much. I grew up in a coal mining town Lonaconing Maryland . My father and grandfather were miners. They talked about the hazards and unfair treatment of the mine owners cheating them out of wages. I spent three days in a coal mine and decided that was not for me. There were times when a pot of beans and home baked bread had to last us for a week.
This is the first time I have read a book of yours. Looking forward to reading many more.