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The ballad of Frankie Silver: A Ballad Novel

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The quintessential writer of the Appalachian region weaves folklore and legend into a lyrical new novel of obsession and suspenseIn 1832, an 18-year-old girl was charged with murdering her young husband.In 1833, Frankie Silver became the first woman in the state of North Carolina to be hanged for murder.But was she guilty?More than one hundred years later, Tennessee Sheriff Spencer Arrowood is determined to reveal the truth behind unanswered questions. Obsessed by the story of Frankie Silver, Arrowood is investigating a case that has many parallels to the long ago murder. Lafayette Fate Harkryder, convicted of murdering a young couple hiking the Appalachian Trail, is scheduled to be executed, and Sheriff Arrowood has been summoned to be his witness. But is an innocent man about to die? The time is near and the executioner may yet carry out his solemn duty before Arrowood finds answers from the past that can save Fate Harkryder from Frankie Silver's tragic end.
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author mccrumb sharyn
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The New York Times Bestseller

Set in the Appalachian wilderness and blending legends and folklore with high suspense, this stellar novel, The Ballad of Frankie Silver, is considered one of McCrumb's crowning achievements.

In 1833 Frankie Silver was an eighteen-year-old girl convicted of murder in Burke County, North Carolina. Through a detailed investigation, the local sheriff, and soon all the townsfolk, discover reason to question her guilt—-but the wheels of justice were mercilessly unstoppable, and she was hanged.

Now, more than a century later, another woman is convicted of murder in the lush hills of Tennessee. Her life is in the hands of Spencer Arrowood, a man who begins to discover that the convictions of these two women have deep and haunting parallels. Although Frankie's fate cannot be changed, there is still time to alter the fate of another innocent woman.

In a voice that could only be Sharyn McCrumb's, the worlds of these two murders, these two women, intersect in this densely plotted and lyrical novel—and characters, generations, and history are breathlessly painted against an Appalachian canvas.

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subject_facet Appalachian Region -- Fiction, Death row inmates -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, American, Large type books, Murder -- Appalachian Trail -- Fiction, Sheriffs -- Tennessee -- Fiction
title_display The ballad of Frankie Silver
title_full The Ballad of Frankie Silver A Ballad Novel, The Ballad of Frankie Silver Ballad Series, Book 5, The ballad of Frankie Silver / Sharyn McCrumb, The ballad of Frankie Silver [sound recording] / by Sharyn McCrumb
title_short The ballad of Frankie Silver
title_sub A Ballad Novel
topic_facet Death row inmates, Detective and mystery stories, American, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Murder, Mystery, Sheriffs, Suspense