Book Selection 2013
Wish You Well by David Baldacci.
In 1940, after a car accident kills their father and renders their mother mute and semi-paralyzed, twelve-year-old Lou and seven-year-old Oz go to remote Southwest Virginia to live with their great-grandmother on her farm. As New York City natives, they face many challenges in the foreign landscape — prejudice, poverty, death, how to have faith and a struggle for survival with a powerful coal company. The book, published in 2000, is based on the life of Baldacci's maternal ancestors in the Appalachian hills of Virginia. Wish You Well is a tender, touching story with a huge heart.
Post production is now complete on the film "Wish You Well," which stars Josh Lucas ("Sweet Home Alabama"), Mackenzie Foy ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn") and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn. Shot in Southwest Virginia, the film is a collaboration between Life Out Loud Films, Baldacci Entertainment and Copper Beech Productions. David Baldacci is screenwriter and co-producer. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wish-You-Well-Movie/112539582190705
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