BALLAD FRANKIE SILVER/PB
SET IN THE APPALACHIAN WILDERNESS AND BLENDING
LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE WITH HIGH SUSPENSE, THIS STELLAR NOV CONSIDERED ONE OF SHARYN MCCRUMB'S CROWNING ACHIEVEME
In 1833 Frankie Silver was an eighteen-year-old girl convicted of murder in Burke North Carolina. Through a detailed investigation, the local sheriff, and soon all the t discovered reason to question her guilt but the wheels of justice were merciless! pable, and she was hanged.
Now, more than a century later, another woman is convicted of murder in the lu Tennessee. Her life is in the hands of Spencer Arrowood, a man who begins to dist the convictions of these two women have deep and haunting parallels. Although Fra cannot be changed, there is still time to alter that of another innocent woman.
In a voice that could only be Sharyn McCrumb's, the worlds of these two murd two women, intersect in this densely plotted and lyrical novel and characters, ge and history are breathlessly painted against an Appalachian canvas.
"This literate and provocative novel... is McCrumb's best book yet."
-THE PLAIN DEALER (CLEVELAND)
"The Ballad of Frankie Silver invites us to pull up a quilt and turn our faces the fire...dense and lovely." - THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW