Author Cheryl Bazzoui reviewed Barbara J. Taylor’s SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT for Pennsylvania’s WPSU, a Penn State public access radio station. Bazzoui, the granddaughter of a coal miner who died of lung cancer at the age of 52, said the story helped her to reexamine her own family story by understanding what life had been like for her grandfather and other miners like him. She wrote in her review:
“I highly recommend this book. It gives a poignant look at what life might have been like for my coal-miner grandfather and shows how much daily life has changed over the last 100 years. And though the plot may sound bleak, ultimately it’s a story of hope and survival that will stay with the reader long after the book is done.”
A picture of an underground mine hospital. For other historical photographs related to the novel SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT, visit Barbara J. Taylor’s Facebook page.