Red Helmet

by Homer Hickam

During the Sago Mine accident, Homer Hickam was asked by miners’ families to give the keynote remarks at their memorial services.  Perhaps reflecting upon that tragedy, the creator of October Sky has crafted a new novel about a New Yorker turned coal miner’s wife.  Former businesswoman Song Hawkins is just beginning to adjust to the quirks of rural life in Highcoal when she is forced to put on the Red Helmet of a novice miner to save her husband and his beloved town.  Red Helmet examines sacrifice in relationships with Hickam’s trademark humor.  Red Helmet was published by Thomas Nelson Books.