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Critical Praise

“A riveting account of a remarkable disaster.” 

—Larry Getlen, New York Post

“[A] chiseled, brooding new book…As Tobar works his way through each miner’s recovery, the TV headlines recede from our memory, and a more delicate series of portraits emerges.” 

—Noah Gallagher Shannon, The Washington Post

“An account that brims with emotion and strength.” 

—Ray Locker, USA Today

“Tobar plunges the reader into this world of uncertainty with visceral, present-tense prose and careful pacing…Whether the story is completely new to you, or if you were one of the millions glued to the news reports and wondering, will they make it --- physically, emotionally, spiritually --- you’ll be greatly rewarded to learn how they did.” 

—Mac McClelland, The New York Times Book Review