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Wrestle the Mountain
Jed Jefferson Tate respects his father, but even at eleven, he knows he doesn’t want to work in the West Virginia coal mines. He dreams of becoming a woodcarver, but doubts his dad would understand. Talking with his father, he often feels, is about like yelling at a mountain. Some things in his life he can control, he discovers, and some he can’t.