I finished Sister Mine today, and I'd agree with you that things were tied up nicely. With Coal Run, I felt like she went down all these roads for no reason, and then just quit writing. With Sister Mine, I kept wondering why various characters had been introduced, but in the end, they all made sense.Originally Posted by Mike'sgirl;3166259;
I mentioned upthread that to me, a good book is defined by missing those characters after you finish the book. I found myself in this mental struggle today as I realized I only had a few chapters left. Part of me wanted to sit down and finish the book, and part of me wanted to avoid doing that so I could keep the characters in my life just a little bit longer. I read in the authors notes that she originally intended to write about the 5 miners who survived the mine collapse -- all of whom were a piece of this book. I don't expect that she ever will, but part of me wishes she'd go back to that draft and give us a second book about those 5.