Deep Down Dark: the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine and the miracle that set them free

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Hector Tobar

I’ll admit I had a sketchy (at best) memory of the 2010 mining accident that left 33 Chilean miners trapped miles underground for 69 days.  Generally, I do not read nonfiction books, but this one came to me via NPR’s Morning Edition program in the form of its first book club selection http://www.npr.org/2014/12/31/374142405/morning-edition-book-club-selects-its-first-read  It seemed worth a try.  The Pulitzer Prize winning author, Hector Tobar, wrote the personal stories of the minors (based on post-rescue interviews) so very eloquently, I almost felt like I knew some of the men and their families.  It’s an extremely incredible and emotional story – I suppose some would say a “miracle.”  I was actually afraid the writing might be too technical for me, but, again, due to the skill of the author, I think almost anyone will be able to understand the enormous difficulties with this rescue.  Definitely worth reading.  Check our catalog!

Kathleen M., Administration

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