Lady Dynamite traces the life of one wife that typifies the lives of the millions of women married to a Coal Miner. She carries the brunt of the hardships and trials of the Coal Mining Family. The story starts in the early part of nineteenth century and goes through to the end of the century. That one life begins in the United States and quickly transitions to northern Italy where she grew to a young lady. Then she came back to the States and to the coal towns to begin a life of a miner’s wife.
Small in stature she was a giant in grit and determination. No problem big or small that she faced be it a plague, war, a Mother’s rejection, or the rigors of a miner’s wife she faced them squarely. Nothing overcame her spirit and zest for life.