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The Resource Copper kettle, Frederick Ramsay

Copper kettle, Frederick Ramsay

Label
Copper kettle
Title
Copper kettle
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Ramsay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 1920. Jesse Sutherlin has returned to Buffalo Mountain a war hero, having after survived the trenches of World War I. Not only did he fight the enemy, reaching the rank of officer, he went a few rounds with some of his fellow soldier who viewed him as a hillbilly. Jesse is glad to be home. But his view of the world and of himself has changed. What next' He can't shake his training as an officer to follow the old lifestyle. He applies for a job at the local sawmill where his new boss quickly makes him foreman for a decent wage. And he meets the independent Serena Barker. His cousin and fellow soldier, Solomon McAdoo, was less fortunate in his war service. He's suffering from shell shock. One day, up on the mountain while tending to a family moonshine still owned by Big Tom McAdoo, he's shot in the back. When Jesse hears this, he knows violence is going to boil up. The west side of the mountain is McAdoo territory, while the east side belongs to the Lebruns. The dispute ignited by Solomon's murder will be like the feud between the West Virginia Hatfields and McCoys, with no winners, only more dead men. The mountain is a hard place, where shooting someone over a disagreement is just part of life. Jesse decides to head off the violence by investigating the crime. But he's hampered by his bellicose Sutherlin family who want retribution. Jesse is also held back by Serena, a Lebrun relative, who urges him to get away before he gets himself killed, and by a bigoted local sheriff who soon arrests him on the testimony of an eyewitness to Solomon's death. Jesse encounters a lawyer in Floyd, the county seat, who is hired to defend him when he's arrested, romances the girl from the enemy camp, and tries to stay alive while preventing more, perhaps wholesale, deaths. Big Tom gives him a deadline: four days. Looming over all this drama is the specter of the influenza epidemic that killed more people worldwide than died in the trenches, as well as the grinding kind of poverty that has become a way of life for folks on the played-out farmland of this corner of Appalachia
Member of
Summary
When his cousin is killed while attending a family moonshine still, Jesse Sutherlin's investigation into the crime is hampered by his family, a girl who insists he get away before he gets killed, and the local sheriff, who arrests him for the murder
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10551349
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ike Schwartz mystery
Series volume
prequel
Target audience
adult
Label
Copper kettle, Frederick Ramsay
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3050371
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn968630895
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781464207853
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BD9AA218-1859-49DB-A692-93D2DF768BE9
System control number
(OCoLC)968630895
Label
Copper kettle, Frederick Ramsay
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3050371
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn968630895
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781464207853
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BD9AA218-1859-49DB-A692-93D2DF768BE9
System control number
(OCoLC)968630895

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