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SHARYN MCCRUMB is the author of The Rosewood Casket, She Walks These Hills and many other acclaimed novels. Her books have been named Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. She was named a “Virginia Woman of History” for Achievement in Literature in 2008. She lives and writes in the Virginia Blue Ridge, less than a hundred miles from where her family settled in 1790 in the Smoky Mountains that divide North Carolina and Tennessee.
He does not come into the tragedy until the trial.
I was extremely excited when the book was announced because Sharyn McCrumb is one of my favorite authors, and I couldn't wait to read her treatment of this case.
The story is well researched and written, but none of the main characters are sympathetic.
The development of the characters was superb. She captured the "time" in which it was written beautifully. It was an excellent read.Published 28 days ago by Judith Mayton
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and I believe the writer found the truth in this legendary story. She definitely gave it her all!Published 2 months ago by Rebecca Garland
This was especially interesting. I have read nearly all her books and enjoyed them very much. Everyone has heard the song about Tom Dooley, but probably knew nothing else about... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eileen Hook
Having been a fan of McCrumb's, who is a master of storytelling, I hoped for more of her talent for bringing the reader inside the heads of her characters, and I was not... Read morePublished 2 months ago by K. L Peterson
A very well-written explanation of the origins of the song and the legend.Published 3 months ago by Roberta1986
I have read every one of Sharyn McCrumb's ballad novels. I thoroughly enjoy reading about the Appalachian people, their history and their beliefs. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Trudy ODonnell
This book is right up my alley. I love non-fiction. The author made me feel as though I was back in time. It is an entertaining story and I love the way that it
is written. Read more