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The Last Ballad
The Last Ballad: A Novel | Wiley Cash
The New York Times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. The chronicle of an ordinary womans struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice, with the emotional power of Ron Rashs Serena, Dennis Lehanes The Given Day, and the unforgettable films Norma Rae and Silkwood. Twelve times a week, twenty-eight-year-old Ella May Wiggins makes the two-mile trek to and from her job on the night shift at American Mill No. 2 in Bessemer City, North Carolina. The insular community considers the mills ownersthe newly arrived Goldberg brotherswhite but not American and expects them to pay Ella May and other workers less because they toil alongside African Americans like Violet, Ella Mays best friend. While the dirty, hazardous job at the mill earns Ella May a paltry nine dollars for seventy-two hours of work each week, its the only opportunity she has. Her no-good husband, John, has run off again, and she must keep her four young children alive with whatever work she can find. When the union leaflets begin circulating, Ella May has a taste of hope, a yearning for the better life the organizers promise. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe. To maintain their control, the owners will use every means in their power, including bloodshed, to prevent workers from banding together. On the night of the countys biggest rally, Ella May, weighing the costs of her choice, makes up her mind to join the movementa decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her townindeed all that she loves. Seventy-five years later, Ella Mays daughter Lilly, now an elderly woman, tells her nephew about his grandmother and the events that transformed their family. Illuminating the most painful corners of their history, she reveals, for the first time, the tragedy that befell Ella May after that fateful union meeting in 1929. Intertwining myriad voices, Wiley Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century Americaand pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers. Lyrical, heartbreaking, and haunting, this eloquent novel confirms Wiley Cashs place among our nations finest writers.
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megnews
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If #CopperCountryRead has interested you in reading more fiction about women in US labor strikes, check out these (somewhat) #ReadAlikes. The Last Ballad, named Chicago Public Library‘s Best Book of 2017, takes place in 1929 North Carolina. On my TBR. If you like Christian fiction, I enjoyed These Tangled Threads, set in 1830s Lowell, Massachusetts some years ago. This is a third in a series & unfortunately I can‘t recall if it can stand alone.

ljuliel I just wanted to drop in and say you are doing terrific with your readalong.You post other pictures of interest that pertain to your book and seem to be enthused about it by adding these details. I had hoped to join in but the wait list at our library is several weeks at best. ( ebook form). I might check to see if any local libraries have it in large print.Anyhow, you‘re doing great ! Hoping to join in next month if possible. (edited) 23h
megnews @ljuliel thanks for your kind comments. We‘ll hope you can get the next book in time! 🤞 22h
TheBookHippie The last ballad is good!!!! Thanks for all you do it was so much fun to read about my state! 19h
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rubyslippersreads Another book I loved about the Lowell Mill Girls is 14h
Crazeedi Thanks for the info 14h
megnews @rubyslippersreads thanks for sharing! 10h
megnews @TheBookHippie you‘re welcome but really everyone‘s participation is what makes it so great! The things @marleed shared were so amazing. 10h
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MallenNC
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I love when books introduce me to something I‘d never known about before. This one, by one of my favorite authors, is #BasedOnATrueStory about Ella May Wiggins, a real-life labor activist in North Carolina in 1929. I live in NC and I‘d never known about this part of our history. #AuldLangReads

megnews I‘ve got this on my tbr. I hope I can read it soon. 2d
MallenNC @megnews I hope so too! I think it‘s Wiley Cash‘s best book so far. 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 2d
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akaGingerK Wiley Cash is coming to Qual Ridge Books next Saturday afternoon, fyi 2d
OriginalCyn620 Me neither! 2d
MallenNC @akaGingerK Thanks! I‘ll have to check into that. I‘ve seen him there before. Quail Ridge is a great store. 2d
akaGingerK ☺️ 1d
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intothehallofbooks
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YOU GUYS yesterday Wiley Cash came to my library to talk about The Last Ballad and I got all of my books signed!!! I loved The Last Ballad so much-it‘s so rich with North Carolina people and history, as are his other books. And it was just so cool to hear him talk about how important it was to him to tell the story from our area that really isn‘t passed down at all, even to us in our own classrooms. A bookish life highlight for sure!!

lynneamch Lucky you! Love Wiley Cash! I got to see him at Southern Festival of Books. Wanted to read a lot of Southern writers when I moved to TN. You are so right about him capturing the essence and history of #appalachia. 12mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Love Wiley Cash!! 12mo
Mamashep Love, love his books! So dark but always with a ray of hope. A Land More Kind Than Home is a book I will never forget. 12mo
Kaye Excellent author ! 12mo
Erinreadsthebooks That's awesome! I just missed him in Davidson, NC last fall and was so bummed 😕 12mo
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CocoReads
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Pickpick

Between a pick and a so so, I‘m giving the pick the edge because I was intrigued by the storyline and the writing is good. What I didn‘t like was that there were something like 8 POVs and I thought it would have been a more powerful story with only a couple, and so I found it hard to stay engaged. But the afterword, author interview and bonus essay were wonderful and I will read more by him. Weather cooperating, my book group is supposed to 👇

CocoReads Have a Skype chat with him tomorrow. Fingers crossed that the weather isn‘t as bad as they say it will be! 12mo
TheReadingMermaid 🤞🏻🥶🤞🏻 12mo
Andrew65 That‘s a lot of points of view to take into account. 12mo
CocoReads @andrew65 yes, it is. I understood what he was trying to do, I just felt it was too many. Even if he‘d alternated with the main characters POV, it would have helped but there was far too many chapters that weren‘t Ella May. 12mo
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CocoReads
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Been awake since 3:30 am (damn cold 😷). Only a little over 100 pages left. I‘ve done a load of laundry and last nights dishes. Now to finish this book! #24in48 #24B4Monday

TheReadingMermaid Oh no! Sweetie I hope you feel better. Sending some love energy your way! 💕🤗💕 12mo
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CocoReads
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7.5 hours down. Total of 14 hours for #24B4Monday and obviously just 7.5 for #24in48 This cold is kicking my butt so I‘m going to snooze for a bit. At this point that means I could sleep for an hour, or I could sleep for 12-one never knows. Made it to page 200/375 of the tagged book.

RachelAnne777 I hope you feel better soon! ❤️ 12mo
TheReadingMermaid Woohoo! Go girl GO!!!👍🏻😃👍🏻 12mo
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CocoReads
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Still reading but also needed to make a vat of chicken noodle soup. Between the temps and my cold, it‘s just the thing. Plus, oldest has a cold too so I‘ll be sending the hub over to her place with some soup as well.

Tamra Nothing better! 12mo
tracey38 I'm getting over a cold myself. That looks yummy. Hope you all feel better soon! 12mo
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CocoReads
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Just some books that I‘ve been working on. I‘ll be happy to get my book group book done (the tagged one). Plus I should finish the latest Hades Hangmen on my kindle. And studying for work—always studying. Ready to continue #24B4Monday and to start #24in48 but first, some sleep.

Moony I'll finish "the bullet journal method" too during the #24B4Monday 12mo
CocoReads @moony I probably won‘t finish it because I‘m reading it in extremely small bursts but I‘ll probably make decent headway. 12mo
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CocoReads
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#24B4Monday I‘ve read about 6.5 hours so far today. I‘m 51% through Darkness Embraced and I read about 10 pages of The Last Ballad. Ballad is for book group on Monday but I have a feeling I‘ll finish Darkness first. I may read more tonight, but I may also just wait and start fresh tomorrow. @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 A great first day total well done. 👏 That book looks really interesting, can‘t wait to see what you think of it. 12mo
Kaye 👍🏼 12mo
CocoReads @andrew65 which book? Darkness Embraced is part of a dark romance series I‘m #buddyreading with @CoverToCoverGirl @theresidentromantic @LaurenReads and @Daughter-of-words they‘re very good The Last Ballad is good too but very different-there‘s more pov‘s than I like though which is tough going for me 12mo
Andrew65 @CocoReads It‘s The Last Ballad that caught my interest. (edited) 12mo
CocoReads I‘ll let you know-the writing is good and the story is definitely intriguing. 12mo
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CocoReads
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#snowyday reading, cup of tea, and the fospice grand-dog at my feet. Even though he stinks, due to a super bad ear infection, how can you just not love that sweet face?

CoffeeNBooks Love the mug! 😂🦊 12mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve got that book on my TBR. 12mo
CocoReads @reviewsbylola so far it‘s really good! 12mo
tracey38 Aww poor pup. 💜🐶 12mo
CocoReads @Tracey38 hes got lots of issues but is so sweet so we just keep dealing with them as they come up 12mo
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Reecaspieces
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It is such a beautiful day in the ‘sip today. I could not resist sitting outside for a spell!

Chelsea.Poole It was so nice here today as well! Nice picture 😊 12mo
Reecaspieces @Chelsea.Poole I hope you had a great day!! 12mo
dragondrool @Reecaspieces I haven't started this book yet. But I think it could be a good book club book for my lical group. Care to weigh in? 12mo
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Reecaspieces @dragondrool sure! Absolutely! Right now it is a little slow...but that is because I have a lot to do around here and my mind is wandering. 😂. This too will pass. 12mo
dragondrool @Reecaspieces Good to know! Thanks! 12mo
Reecaspieces @dragondrool ok...I read 100 pages....dumped. No action. I know it will get there but I need something not so slow....let me know what you think 12mo
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CocoReads
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Just a few of my planned January reads. Book group, #newyearwhodis challenge, #LitsyAtoZ, and whatever else catches my fancy. Unfortunately today hasn‘t been very productive in terms of reading. My eyes kind of hate me today so I‘ve mostly been netflixing in order to reduce squinting at the words. I really need to go to the eye doctor and pull the trigger on the bifocals. #oldeyesyoungatheart

CareBear ❤️ Wiley Cash 13mo
CocoReads @CareBear one of my book club members won a Skype chat with him but she‘s been pretty weird about where to have it and so although it‘s supposed to be at the end of the month, I‘m not convinced it‘s going to happen. 13mo
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Suet624
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Pickpick

in the late 1920‘s Ella May Wiggins, mother of 4, joined union organizers and workers in their strike for higher wages at a mill in the south. They were maligned by the press and followed by police. Ella May provided songs and inspiration to the workers & ultimately paid the price. Woody Guthrie called her the “mother of the protest ballad”. It‘s interesting that the author grew up in the town the events took place in & had never heard of her.

VinceReads I love this man‘s writing. If you haven‘t checked out his other works, I highly recommend you do so. 13mo
Reggie Wow, stacked!! 13mo
batsy Great review! This sounds like something right up my street. 13mo
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kspenmoll I have this so sounds I should read it soon! Nice review! 13mo
Suet624 @VinceReads will do! 13mo
Suet624 @Reggie @batsy I liked the book primarily because it memorialized the struggles that people faced to get a decent wage and highlighted this woman in particular. 13mo
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Kappadeemom
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Just finished this. Wiley Cash writes beautifully.

cathysaid One of my Southern Lit faves, along with Ron Rash. 14mo
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VinceReads
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Pickpick

This man can write! If you haven‘t read any of his, I highly recommend him. This one is based on the true story of Ella May Wiggins, a mill worker that worked to unionize them and the events that unfolded before and after.

4.5/5

LWagoner I totally agree! Check out the Open Canon Bookclub he facilitates on Facebook 1y
VinceReads @LWagoner Thanks for the heads up, I‘ll have to check that out! 1y
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VinceReads
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Delving into this one next. I absolutely loved his two previous works and hoping this is more of the same. Any other Wiley Cash fans out there?

Kaye I liked his others too, but have yet to read this one. Hope it‘s as good as the others 👍🏼 1y
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MallenNC
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The Last Ballad
Attica Locke
Love, Actually
Lettuce

#ManicMonday #LetterL @JoScho

JenReadsAlot Love actually 😍 1y
JoScho 💜💜💜 1y
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SuziQoregon
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Finally getting around to reading this.

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randiadams
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Pickpick

This book is both heartbreaking and radicalizing in the best ways. Beautifully written and historically based. Extremely relevant.

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Kristyngansen
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Pickpick

Enjoyed this one. It was a different read for me and a welcome change.

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WilliamMorrowBooks
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Out now in paperback and ready to be stacked on your TBR! This historical novel is “Ab Fab” for book clubs.

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Mamashep
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Love Wiley Cash - so excited to start this one! #tlcbooktours #thelastballad #suretowrenchmyheartout

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BookNAround
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Mehso-so

I loved his previous books so I was saddened that the history in this one overwhelmed the personal story and the structure made it a bit of a slog. Still an important story, just not as emotionally engaging as I‘d hoped. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2018/06/review-last-ballad-by-wiley-cash.html

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BookNAround
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I should be packing up for my summer in Michigan (or cleaning up the disasters around the house) but instead I got stuck into this one.

JamieArc Welcome to Michigan, whenever you get here 😊 2y
BookNAround @JamieArc I‘ll be there a week from tomorrow. I can‘t wait! Michigan has been my summer place for my whole life. 😁 2y
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overtheedge
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this story of a North Carolina Mill in 1929, the fight for a fair and just system, a union that does not discriminate. The slow pace bothered me at first, but after reading a short time, the pace and flow fit perfectly, Ella Mae was so inspiring. A true story told with style. Wonderful novel!

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overtheedge
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So far, it's just as the title implies.....a ballad....slow, moving and you just know it's gonna touch your soul, and move you to pieces....
Anyone read this? I love his style!

Karkar I have not read it, but it sounds amazing! 2y
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JenReadsAlot
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Independent Bookstore stop #1. Going to see Chloe Benjamin later!

Cinfhen Oooh! I loved 2y
JenReadsAlot @Cinfhen I did too - I'm excited! 2y
MallenNC I loved The Last Ballad 2y
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peacegypsy
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I love it when protagonists or people decide to start living the life they want! You go, guy! 😂😂But it‘s true....

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peacegypsy
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And so concludes the weekend. ✌️ I hope this is a good read... thoughts?

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MallenNC
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For #ReadingResolutions #CoverLover some recent covers that I love. These books can definitely be judged by their covers! @Jess7

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swishandflick
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The latest Wiley Cash is currently on sale for $1.99 on Kindle and Nook! Good time to snap it up if it's been on your list. I enjoyed it - not quite as much as A Land More Kind Than Home, but that's a tough one to beat. #ebookdeals

Booksniffer I liked it too. 2y
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SharonGoforth
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Pickpick

My first finish for 2018! This book is based on the true story of the life and murder of a female mill worker who organized labor union strikes in cotton mills in North Carolina in the early 20th century. Although it seemed at times that the author wasn‘t sure which story he wanted to tell, his description of below poverty level living conditions of the mill workers was gripping. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

bookwrm526 I‘m reading another of his books now. I grew up very near the area he writes about, but on the SC side of the border, and I had never heard of this story! 2y
SharonGoforth @bookwrm526 That‘s interesting because the author mentions that he grew up in Gastonia and didn‘t hear anything about it until he was an adult. 2y
Mdargusch I was distracted by all the different stories he tried to tell. 2y
SharonGoforth @Mdargusch Yes, it was very distracting. 2y
ReadingisMyPassion I am on page 342 and finally starting to like it. There were too many stories and they seemed isolated until near the end. They are finally coming together. I am sure several people have done what some in my book club did - decided it wasn‘t worth the struggle and gave up. If it weren‘t for me being the facilitator of my group I would have given up. But it has gotten better. 2y
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DGRachel
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My last book purchases for 2017 - the tagged book is a signed copy from my local #indie #ParkRoadBooks and Alias Hook is by B&N online purchase. I needed to reach a certain dollar value to qualify for $15 off when I ordered the books for the #MyBloodyValentineSwap and this one looked interesting. Happy Saturday, Littens!

MallenNC The Last Ballad was one of my favorites this year. 2y
DGRachel @MallenNC The store featured it on their Twitter page the other day and it caught my eye, especially since it is based on a real strike that happened so close to where I live. It looked like a good book to be the final book purchase of the year. 😊 2y
MallenNC @DGRachel I liked both of Wiley Cash's previous books, and I saw him discuss this one at my local bookstore. I had never heard of the strike in Gastonia either. I hope you like it. 2y
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ReadingEnvy
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Pickpick

In 1929, the south was home to a growing movement of protests for workers rights. Told from rotating perspectives as Wiley likes to do, the author tells the stories surrounding the Loray Mill in Gastonia, NC. I live in a former mill town so this was of particular interest to me. eARC from publisher. Published October 2017.

BookBabe ❤️ 2y
Tav I loved this book too! 2y
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Rhondareads
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I was lucky enough to win a signed first edition & one of my friends who always picks great books said I‘d love it, Perfect Friday night surprise .Thanks @WilliamMorrow books💕📚

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Mdargusch
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Wiley Cash writes a tragic story beautifully. Ella Mae Wiggins is a poor mill worker that tries to get unions started so that she can feed and clothe her children. There are many characters intertwined and that started out the book in a disjointed way. But Cash brings the story of injustice and class struggle together in a moving and poignant ending. #currentsituation #pagehabit

Reviewsbylola This sounds really good! 2y
Mdargusch It‘s pretty unbelievable how people were treated in the not so distant past @Reviewsbylola 2y
Hollie Stacked! This sounds so good! 2y
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minkyb I am very interested in this. Enjoyed your review. 2y
emilyhaldi Cool! Haven‘t seen this one before but it sounds good. #stacked 2y
ReadingisMyPassion I love the black cat. 2y
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actualdisneyprincess
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I don‘t know if I have enough to read. 😐

Tamra Never enough! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto 😂😂😂😂 2y
No_One I see where you can fit some more. 😁 2y
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actualdisneyprincess @Tamra But how do I make the day have more hours so I can read them all! 😂 2y
actualdisneyprincess @Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m a mess, girl 😂 2y
actualdisneyprincess @No_One soon I‘m not even gonna be able to sleep in my room!! 😂 2y
No_One @actualdisneyprincess those books can easily be shaped into a mattress shape. Throw a few thick blankets on top - no problem! 😄😃 2y
actualdisneyprincess @No_One ....that‘s fair, lmao. 2y
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laytonwoman3rd
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Pickpick

Wiley Cash has the story-telling gift. This novel is based on historical incidents in the early 20th century as union organizers attempted to bring better wages and working conditions to the textile mills of Appalachia. Unforgettable characters, excellent writing. #labor #poverty #appalachia

jillrhudy He‘s coming to my library soon for an author talk! I will be sure to get a photo with him. 2y
laytonwoman3rd That's exciting! I'd love to hear him speak. 2y
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MallenNC
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Pickpick

This is Wiley Cash's best book yet. It tells the story of the life and death of Ella May Wiggins, a real-life labor activist in North Carolina whose story had been largely forgotten (perhaps intentionally). Even though it's set in 1929, there is a lot that still resonates. Even the afterward ends with an anecdote from the author's family history that is just beautifully said.

RidgewayGirl I loved this one, too. 2y
MallenNC @RidgewayGirl I like Wiley Cash so I knew I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. He pulled all the threads together so well, even when some of the narrators seemed random to me at first. 2y
tpixie Sounds like an awesome old movie starring Sally Field- Norma Rae 2y
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Booksnchill So glad to hear as I got this in a PageHabit box last month! 2y
MallenNC @tpixie It is similar but from a much earlier time. Both were based on real women in NC! 2y
MallenNC @Booksnchill I hope you like it. 2y
tpixie It sounds very good! 2y
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riversong153
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@hermyknee is beyond generous!! A few surprises were in the #americanagiveaway. I 💙 everything! The blue heart is as close as my phone gets to Tardis blue 😁 Thank you!!

AmyG How lovely! 2y
hermyknee I‘m so glad you like everything! 💙💙💙 2y
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MrBook
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The endearing @hermyknee is doing a #giveaway 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! The #AmericanGiveaway is up and running. For more info, head on over to the ☝🏻 post and ask.

hermyknee Thanks for the repost! 😊 2y
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RidgewayGirl
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I should be writing, but instead I spent the morning with the new Wiley Cash. It‘s set a few miles up the road from me and feels very local. I‘m fascinated by the subject — mill workers organizing in the 1920s.

laytonwoman3rd I have that one waiting...eager to read it! 2y
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hermyknee
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From the hills and mills of North Carolina to the infamous Chelsea in Manhattan, this giveaway is a tiny snapshot of American Herstory #AmericanaGiveaway

Yes, The Last Ballad is annotated by the author, Wiley Cash!

Comment below to enter!

Closes 11/12 @ 11pm EST / 10pm CST
Winner will be announced Monday morning!
Open U.S. only

Please feel free to repost or tag a friend so they can enter, too 😊

4thhouseontheleft Thanks for the giveaway! I like the theme. 😃 2y
Dolly An intriguing couple of books here that I probably wouldn't ever have picked up. You've got my curiosity engaged however. Thanks for your generosity. ❤️book folks! 2y
Mdargusch Thanks for spreading #litsylove💙 ! 2y
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AmyG Thank you so much @hermyknee 2y
MoMogrl Thanks for the opportunity. 2y
Karkar Thank you for this great giveaway!! 2y
Ash.on.the.line So generous! ☺️ thanks! 2y
LWagoner Great Giveaway! 2y
shendrix413 Oh exciting! Thanks for the opportunity! ❤️ 2y
josie281 What a great idea!! Thanks for the chance. 2y
TK421 This is a really cool giveaway idea! Thanks @hermyknee for being awesome! 2y
kamoorephoto Tagging (and everyone ADD and say HI to my friend and NEW LITTEN @Acgamble88 👍🏼😻) 2y
mdm139 I just was looking at this book in a news article. I would love to enter the giveaway thank you! 2y
BookwormAHN Great giveaway 💜 thanks for the chance! 2y
wonga so generous! thanks for sharing your books💕 2y
MeganAnn Awesome giveaway! Thanks for being so generous! ❤️ 2y
Cconnolly Would be so happy to win! 🤓 How nice of you !!! 2y
Morr_Books Awesome @hermyknee ! This is great! 📚❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for being so awesome!!! What a great giveaway!!! 😘📚 @bookloo 2y
ElishaLovesBooks This looks awesome!🤗 Thanks @hermyknee for the giveaway! 📚📚 2y
peaknit What a treat! Thank you! @Cseero 2y
riversong153 Interesting!! Consider me entered!! 2y
EllieDottie These look awesome! Thank you so much for your generosity!! This books look great!! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto This is amazing! Thank you! 2y
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CherylRussell
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Keeping my local library busy. 🙂 📚

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Mdargusch
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My second try at #pagehabit and I‘m very happy with this month‘s box!

Suet624 Thanks so much for always recommending me to people. I‘m not used to that! ❤️ 2y
MallenNC I'm loving the new Wiley Cash! 2y
Mdargusch You‘re welcome @suet64! I‘m not used to it either. 😂 2y
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Mdargusch @MallenNC nice to know! I️ have never read him before and this sounds like a good one! 2y
MallenNC @Mdargusch This is his third book and I liked both of his previous ones also. 2y
Reviewsbylola I‘m glad this one was better for you. 2y
emilyhaldi Is that yellow thing a T-shirt or bag or what?🤨 glad you like this box!! 2y
Mdargusch It‘s a pillow case @emilyhaldi and it‘s waiting for you. 😂 2y
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chelreads
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This month‘s PageHabit unboxing did not disappoint! In addition to an annotated historical fiction novel, I got another book, a short story, adorable bookmarks, a singing pumpkin Sloane already stole, and a library checkout card pillowcase! And best of all...they donate books to children who don‘t have access to books!📚 #mypagehabit #pagehabit

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tracy_anne8
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#bookmail is my favorite mail, especially after a long day at work. It's a cute box and I have been eyeing this book so I'm looking forward to it. #pagehabitcares #pagehabit #mypagehabit #historicalfiction @Pagehabit

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kspenmoll
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#bookmail #pagehabit #rainydaycomfort
Look what Welcomed me home after a long but productive day! My 4th month with page habit- have not read all the books but each one has been of appealing! 📚🎃Right now I am tackling The Heart‘s Invisible Furies & enjoying author annotations.(only on p.70) Hoping I can catch up for #botmbuddyread

Jess7 What is the yellow thing? A short or blanket? 2y
kspenmoll @Jess7 I wondered to when I saw it - it‘s a pillow case! 2y
Mdargusch I got the same box as you did. It‘s much better this month! (edited) 2y
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Jas16
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Mehso-so

There‘s a lot of love out there for this book and I‘m in the minority with my lukewarm feelings. This is an important story about a woman fighting for workers‘ rights and equality but there were too many narrative viewpoints. Rather than expanding the scope of the story it kept me distant. I did not think that all of the voices added enough to justify their inclusion. I am still glad I read it because it was an interesting topic.

SilversReviews I enjoyed his other books. Thanks for the honest opinion. 2y
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Librarylady
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I can't believe I've waited so long to read something by Wiley Cash. I'm loving this book which is a perfect way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon.

lynneamch Got to see him in #Nashville today, twice! He is soooo good! He said he hopes the world is ready this time to hear a strong woman who calls for unity and stands up to the forces of greed, as his protagonist did during the textile strike in 1929. He's so smart, funny, and a masterful writer! Loved his other books, too. 2y
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