A New York Times Bestselling Author An Alternate Selection of the Doubleday Book Club‚ Literary Guild‚ and Mystery GuildHang down your head, Tom Dooley . . . The folk song, made famous by the Kingston Trio, recounts a tragedy in the North Carolina mountains after the Civil War. Laura Foster, a simple country girl, was murdered and her lover Tom Dula was hanged for the crime. The sensational elements in the case attracted national attention: a man and his beautiful, married lover accused of murdering the other-woman; the former governor of North Carolina spearheading the defense; and a noble gesture from the prisoner on the eve of his execution, saving the woman he really loved.
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Sharyn McCrumb is the author of several bestselling novels, including The Rosewood Casket, She Walks These Hills, and The Ballad of Frankie Silver, which was nominated for a Southeast Booksellers Association award. She has received awards for Outstanding Contribution to Appalachian Literature and Southern Writer of the Year. Her books have been named notable books of the year by both The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. She lives in Virginia.About the Author:
SHARYN MCCRUMB's books have been named Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times, she has been named as a “Virginia Women of History” and won the Appalachian Writer of the Year Award.
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Book Description Wheeler Publishing, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Lrg. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1410444147
Book Description Wheeler Publishing, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111410444147