The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

by Sharyn McCrumb

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The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter by Sharyn McCrumb

From the chestnut blight of the 1930's to industrial water pollution today, this novel looks at environmental issues and the issue of environmental responsibility. In this novel, sorrow comes to the mountain community in the guise of a murder/suicide on a remote farm and via a polluted river that brings death into the valley. Nora Bonesteel, with her graveyard quilt and her herbal remedies, does what she can to protect the ordinary folk from tragedy. This is a wonderful novel to trace the continuance of Celtic heritage and folkways into America's eastern mountains, which were settled by Britain's highlanders.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158017513
Publisher: Sharyn McCrumb
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Series: Ballad Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 453,050
File size: 364 KB

About the Author

Sharyn McCrumb, an award-winning Southern writer, is best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, including the New York Times best sellers The Ballad of Tom Dooley, The Ballad of Frankie Silver, and Ghost Riders, which won the Wilma Dykeman Award for Literature from the East Tennessee Historical Society and the national Audie Award for Best Recorded Book. Her Revolutionary War novel, King's Mountain (St. Martin's Press, 2013) tells the story of the Overmountain Men in the American Revolution. Her next novel Prayers the Devil Answers will be published next year by Atria, a division of Simon & Schuster.
Sharyn McCrumb, named a Virginia Woman of History by the Library of Virginia., was awarded the Mary Hobson Prize for Arts & Letters in 2014 and the Patricia Winn Award for Southern Literature, given by the Clarksville TN/Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Group in 2015.
In addition to presenting programs at universities, libraries, and other organizations throughout the US, Sharyn McCrumb has taught a writers workshop in Paris, and served as writer-in-residence at King University in Tennessee, and at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York.

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The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter: Ballad Series, Book 2 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Review of Hangman's Beautiful Daughter by Sharyn McCrumb on November 2nd, 2011 Good read Sharyn McCrumb is an amazing writer and her books are amazing overall effect of the book. I realized that I wanted this novel to explore the smaller mean between life and death. How many ways can one be either dead or alive? The ghost who is neither in this world or the next the old woman who talks to spirits and is herself caught between the realms the celebrity who retires but ceases to exist for her fans and the river that still flows but is dead with toxic waste. Over and over the image of people and things caught between death and life drove itself into the narrative of the book. The story takes place at Dark Hollow, Tennessee; the things that happen in this story are a murder-suicide four members of the Underhill family lay dead on a run-down farm. Brian Kiryakoza
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I don't think this book is a mystery. It was supposed to be but I did not think it was. It started off good but then went down hill. Please read the above by the publisher to see what the book is about. There never really was anything to be solved. If you want a good cry and want to feel sad and depresssed then this is the book for you, if you want a good mystery, then try somewhere else.