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The Ballad of Frankie Silver A career lawman will bear witness to the final judgement, as a man he put away twenty years ago is about to be executed 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 overyears 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


About the Author: Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb, an award winning Southern writer, is best known for her Appalachian Ballad novels, including the New York Times best sellers The Ballad of Tom Dooley, The Ballad of Frankie Silver, and The Songcatcher Ghost Riders, which won the Wilma Dykeman Award for Literature from the East Tennessee Historical Society and the national Audie Award for Best Recorded Books The Unquiet Grave, a well researched novel about West Virginia s Greenbrier Ghost, will be published in September by Atria, a division of Simon Schuster Sharyn McCrumb, named a Virginia Woman of History by the Library of Virginia and a Woman of the Arts by the national Daughters of the American Revolution, was awarded the Mary Hobson Prize for Arts Letters in 2014 Her books have been named New York Times and Los Angeles Times Notable Books In addition to presenting programs at universities, libraries, and other organizations throughout the US, Sharyn McCrumb has taught a writers workshop in Paris, and served as writer in residence at King University in Tennessee, and at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York.



10 thoughts on “The Ballad of Frankie Silver

  1. Bettie Bettie says:

    Description A career lawman will bear witness to the final judgement, as a man he put away twenty years ago is about to be executed 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


  2. Susan Johnson Susan Johnson says:

    Cowboy stories are definitely not my thing I should know better than to read books nominated by people who consider Ernest Hemingway the greatest writer ever even if it was for my in person book club.


  3. Larry Larry says:

    Frankie Silver was a real person,the first woman hanged in the state of North Carolina, on July 12, 1833 Hers was a tragic story 18 years old when brought to trial for the murder of her husband, mother of an infant daughter.Convicted in a two day trial, she was not allowed by law to testify in her own behalf Her appeals denied by the state supreme court, a grass roots effort in the community arose to sec


  4. Jessica Jessica says:

    Didn t really hold my attention Weird subplot that I m guessing was meant to parallel the main story, but didn t really Odd details and foreshadowing that didn t lead anywhere and or their resolutions were anti climatic for example, Burgess mentioned the death of his brother a few times and within the context, made it sound like the death would be an integral part of the story later on of which it was certainly


  5. Chad Lorion Chad Lorion says:

    The Ballad of Frankie Silver is the only Sharyn McCrumb novel I ve read And that s to my loss I read the paperback version of The Ballad of Frankie Silver about five years ago and I ve kept it on my shelf ever since, knowing I ll reread it at least a coupletimes over the next few years Yeah, it s that good The story alternates between two murder cases, one from 1833, the other from the 1990s Sheriff Spencer Arrowood


  6. Carly Carly says:

    edited 12 04 13 Frankie Silver was not quite what I expected from the description It does indeed interweave the present day with the past, but it is the past where McCrumb focuses her energy and narrative The two present day cases only add a frame of reference and a sense of immediacy and connection to that long ago crime In the present day, Tennessee Sheriff Spencer Arrowood, laid up at home due to injuries during a shootou


  7. Elyse Elyse says:

    I never imagined that the story of two double murders and a woman who hacked her husband to death with an axe could be mind numbingly boring, but Sharyn McCrumb was able to do it I can t tell you how many pages of intertwining family trees I read through, willing my poor brain to keep them all in order, until I finally realized that they were going to have nothing, NOTHING to do with ANYTHING How many times could we be reminded abo


  8. Thomas Thomas says:

    This book has two threads one is about a trial and execution of Frankie Silver in 1830 North Carolina The second is about a modern day murder in Tennessee The author goes back and forth between the two and connects the two at the end Sheriff Spencer Arrowood is the modern day central character in the book He is a central character in other ballad books I give it four stars out of five.


  9. Angela Gauldin Angela Gauldin says:

    I live in the rural town of Morganton, where the first woman ever was sentenced to hang in the state of North Carolina Ive always wanted to find outabout this tragic yet sad tale It was interesting indeed to learnabout the legendary infamous Frankie Silver.


  10. Sue Sue says:

    Some verses from the Bible about equal justice under the law Leviticus 19 15 Do not pervert justice do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly Proverbs 29 7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern This book made me see that even among decent, respectable people, of good moral character, it is very difficult to be impartial, and one must really go against the f


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