Ballad of Frankie Silver, The

by Sharyn McCrumb | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0451197399 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Tribefan of Wake Forest, North Carolina USA on 3/12/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by Tribefan from Wake Forest, North Carolina USA on Sunday, March 12, 2006
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A career lawman will bear witness to the final judgement, as a man he put away twenty years ago is about to be excecuted for the brutal slaying of two hikers. However, his conscience is no longer clear to the point of absolute certainty about the man's guilt. Also of intense interest to the lawman is the parallel between the current events and a legendary murder and execution over 100 years old--the story of a great injustice, and a woman condemned to die for a crime she didn't commit. Suddenly, the sheriff finds himself in a race against and across time to see that history doesn't repeat itself!

Journal Entry 2 by Tribefan at mail in mail, A Book Relay -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, October 01, 2006

Released 12 yrs ago (10/1/2006 UTC) at mail in mail, A Book Relay -- Controlled Releases

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A Book Relay going to Maurean in Florida. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by Maurean from Atlantic Beach, Florida USA on Wednesday, October 11, 2006
I snagged this from the relays (thanks, Tribefan!) because I read "She Walks These Hills" and really enjoyed it, so I thought I'd try another in her Appalachian series.

Journal Entry 4 by Maurean from Atlantic Beach, Florida USA on Friday, February 23, 2007
Just finished reading this, and was sorry to have it end. I think that McCrumb is one of the finest "storytellers" in contemporary fiction, and this interesting combination of a true life mystery and a detective novel was so compelling and vividly written that I couldn't put it down.

I was pleased to find the title of two more Appalachian Ballads that I have yet to read; "The Rosewood Casket" & "The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter", both of which I *will* look for.

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