The Well and The Mine is a well-written, rather anticlimactic, little tale of one mining family in Depression Era Alabama. I enjoyed reading this story which allowed me to fondly reminisce about my own childhood.... jumping in a pile of leaves, swimming in a stream. While I certainly didn’t grow up during the Depression, I can appreciate a simpler, and simultaneously, more difficult time. There is an envious curiosity and innocence to any childhood, and this author’s writing style readily took me there.
The Well and The Mine didn’t change my life or anything, but it was an easy, enjoyable read.