The Ballad of Frankie Silver

The Ballad of Frankie Silver

A Ballad Novel

Book - 1998
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"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."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 1998.
ISBN: 9780312388874
Call Number: MCCRUMB
Characteristics: p.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Death row inmates -- Fiction.
Women -- Fiction.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Fiction.
Appalachian Trail -- Fiction.
Southern writing.


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mrsgail5756 Apr 03, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.


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mrsgail5756 Apr 03, 2013

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington


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