Empty Places (Hardcover)

By Kathy Cannon Wiechman

Calkins Creek Books, 9781629794518, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2016



It is 1932, in Harlan County, Kentucky. Times are tough in the mining community, especially for thirteen-year-old Adabel Cutler's family. As they fight to survive, Adabel has to figure out her own identity while dealing with her volatile father, her dutiful sister, her defiant brother, and her mother's disappearance, which she can't seem to remember. This is a beautifully written and deeply felt coming-of-age novel by the acclaimed author of Like a River. Includes an author's note, bibliography, and archival images.

About the Author

Kathy Cannon Wiechman's second novel, Empty Places (Calkins Creek, Spring 2016) is a beautifully written and deeply felt coming-of-age novel about a coal miner's family struggling through the Great Depression that takes place in 1932 in Harlan County, Kentucky. Her debut novel, Like a River: A Civil War Novel was published by Calkins Creek (Spring 2015) and earned a Kirkus star and the 2015 Grateful American Book Prize. She lives with her family in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit kathycannonwiechman.com.