The Blue Door
David Selby's second novel. Published in 2010.
is a legend in the Southern Appalachian Mountains that the color "haint
blue" is a very special shade of blue that wards off evil spirits and
curses. Sally Hanks, a committed environmentalist, provides that
protection for her mountaintop against the forces of King Coal and the
ruthlessness and greed of the coal company owners and politicians who
fight her and her supporters in their quest to blast the top third of
the mountains off as a way to mine coal. Based on actual people and
events, the book considers the motives of those wishing to dismantle the
Clean Water Act and the political figures who enable those attempts. It
also delves into the lives and loves of the men and women who continue
to fight to save the integrity of the remaining mountains, the courage
of the judges who fight the money of King Coal, and the reality of life
in the middle of an Armageddon reality.
The Blue Door was reviewed in the November 7, 2011 edition of
Gazette-Mail. The novel was also recently reviewed by
Norman Julian of Morgantown's Dominion Post.
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