THE SHORT UNHAPPY LIFE OF TOM DOOLEY [NOOK Book]

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The Short Unhappy Life is a story inspired by true events. A young Civil War veteran, Tom Dooley returns to his home in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina where he becomes involved with the married Ann Melton, one of three female cousins. Eventually Tom also becomes romantically and physically linked to another cousin, Pauline Foster, a rather daft and promiscuous young woman whose lonely heart has her pursuing Tom. Men of the community become jealous of Tom's wiles with women and some hope to see him ...
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THE SHORT UNHAPPY LIFE OF TOM DOOLEY

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Overview

The Short Unhappy Life is a story inspired by true events. A young Civil War veteran, Tom Dooley returns to his home in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina where he becomes involved with the married Ann Melton, one of three female cousins. Eventually Tom also becomes romantically and physically linked to another cousin, Pauline Foster, a rather daft and promiscuous young woman whose lonely heart has her pursuing Tom. Men of the community become jealous of Tom's wiles with women and some hope to see him fall. And fall he does when he falls in love with Laura Foster, cousin to both Ann and Pauline. it is an ill-fated love and Laura ends up stabbed to death as she is on her way to run away with Tom. Or so the story goes. Tom and Ann Melton are both arrested for her murder, but only Tom is found guilty and sentenced to hang. But was the Tom the murderer, or perhaps Ann in a jealous rage.
The story is told in first person accounts of the various characters including the mute, Elizabeth Brouchard, daughter of the tavern keeper whose own unrequited love for Tom has her visiting him in jail and recording some of his side of the story that she blends with her own diary in order to try and prevent Tom from going to the gallows.
This is a story of love and murder, betrayal and jealousy sweeping up the residents of Happy Valley which proves to be such a not so happy place to live.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013933781
  • Publisher: Bill Brooks
  • Publication date: 3/2/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 270 KB

Meet the Author

Bill Brooks is the author of 25 published novels, including the acclaimed STONE GARDEN: THE EPIC LIFE OF BILLY THE KID, named by BOOKLIST as one of the 10 best Westerns of the past decade. He has also written about the 1930's gangsters, Pretty Boy Floyd and Bonnie & Clyde as well as a plethora of Frontier Fiction. He's currently at work on a book about George Armstrong Custer who hails from Bill's boyhood town of Monroe Michigan.
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