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The ballad of Frankie Silver by Sharyn McCrumb

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Published by Wheeler Pub. in Rockland, MA .
Written in English



  • Appalachian Region, Southern,
  • Appalachian Trail,
  • Tennessee


  • Death row inmates -- Fiction,
  • Women murderers -- Fiction,
  • Mountain life -- Fiction,
  • Sheriffs -- Fiction,
  • Large type books,
  • Appalachian Region, Southern -- Fiction,
  • Appalachian Trail -- Fiction,
  • Tennessee -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [526]-[527]).

StatementSharyn McCrumb.
SeriesWheeler large print book series
LC ClassificationsPS3563.C3527 B35 1998b
The Physical Object
Pagination525, [2] p. (large print) ;
Number of Pages525
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL373217M
ISBN 101568956568
LC Control Number98034895

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The Ballad of Frankie Silver is a novel, which I found was an OK read, but hard to keep up with the author switching back and forth between a modern day murder in Tennessee, and the trial and execution of Frankie Silver in /5(). The Ballad of Frankie Silver was published in a new edition by St. Martins Press early in The novel, a New York Times best-seller, tells the moving story of the year old mountain girl who became the first woman hanged for murder in the state of North Carolina (). In , an year-old girl was charged with murdering her young , Frankie Silver became the first woman in the state of North Carolina to be hanged for 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 4/5(12). The New York Times BestsellerSet 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 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 4/5(12).

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Sharyn McCrumb in THE BALLAD OF FRANKIE SILVER weaves an intricate tale of three murder cases. The first, the historical case of Frankie Silver, a waif-like eighteen year-old accused, convicted. One of the most famous female murders in US history. In Frankie Silver was charged with the murder and burning of the remains of her husband Charlie. She was hanged in This is Frankie's story. A Docudrama based on the true story of the most notorious murder trial in antebellum North Carolina history. Written by Anonymous/10(5). Sharyn McCrumbe's new book is The Ballad of Frankie Silver, the story of the first woman to be hanged in North Carolina. McCrumb's ballad books are based on the early English ballad. They have a sad tone and often tell of an historic event--star crossed lovers are a staple.5/5(5).   The Ballad of Frankie Silver Reading a novel by Sharyn McCrumb is like listening to the movements of a symphony: separate themes are introduced, explored, and expounded upon, until they come together in a melodic whole.