Author: Topper Sherwood; Publication year: 2015; ISBN: 978-0-9627486-7-7

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“I read Carla Rising twice. Enjoyed it even more the second time.”

– John Alexander Williams,
Historian

A young woman, Carla Rising, is caught between two rival leaders in a workers’ rebellion against the brutal regime of a corrupt county sheriff and the Sovereign Coal Company. The conniving Sheriff Riley Gore uses his strike­breaking police to enforce authoritarian rule across a mountainous landscape of small mining communities. When thousands of workers decide to strike, the atrocities escalate, and Carla is compelled to become more deeply involved.

Her decision to join 10,000 angry coal miners on an armed march against the sheriff is as much a personal choice as a political one, favoring one man and his ideas over the other.

Based on a true story.