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The unquiet grave : a novel, Sharyn McCrumb

Label
The unquiet grave : a novel
Title
The unquiet grave
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sharyn McCrumb
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Language
eng
Summary
"From New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb comes a finely wrought novel set in nineteenth-century West Virginia, based on the true story of one of the strangest murder trials in American history--the case of the Greenbrier Ghost. Lakin, West Virginia, 1930 Following a suicide attempt and consigned to a segregated insane asylum, attorney James P. D. Gardner finds himself under the care of Dr. James Boozer. Fresh out of medical school, Dr. Boozer is eager to try the new talking cure for insanity, and encourages his elderly patient to reminisce about his experiences as the first black attorney to practice law in nineteenth-century West Virginia. Gardner's most memorable case was the one in which he helped to defend a white man on trial for the murder of his young bride--a case that the prosecution based on the testimony of a ghost. Greenbrier, West Virginia, 1897 Beautiful, willful Zona Heaster has always lived in the mountains of West Virginia. Despite her mother's misgivings, Zona marries Erasmus Trout Shue, the handsome blacksmith who has recently come to Greenbrier County. After weeks of silence from the newlyweds, riders come to the Heasters' place to tell them that Zona has died from a fall, attributed to a recent illness. Mary Jane is determined to get justice for her daughter. A month after the funeral, she informs the county prosecutor that Zona's ghost appeared to her, saying that she had been murdered. An autopsy, ordered by the reluctant prosecutor, confirms her claim. The Greenbrier Ghost is renowned in American folklore, but Sharyn McCrumb is the first author to look beneath the legend to unearth the facts. Using a century of genealogical material and other historical documents, McCrumb reveals new information about the story and brings to life the personalities in the trial: the prosecutor, a former Confederate cavalryman; the defense attorney, a pro-Union bridgeburner, who nevertheless had owned slaves; and the mother of the
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TOH
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1948-
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McCrumb, Sharyn
Dewey number
813/.54
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
PS3563.C3527
LC item number
U57 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Candace Thaxton
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  • Shue, Erasmus Stribbling
  • Shue, Zona Heaster
  • Greenbrier County (W. Va.)
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Label
The unquiet grave : a novel, Sharyn McCrumb
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digital storage
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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stereophonic
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rdacontent
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on1002677526
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1 online resource (1 sound file)
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781508238942
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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unknown
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Label
The unquiet grave : a novel, Sharyn McCrumb
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1002677526
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508238942
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
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unknown
Stock number
8BC4FEF8-F651-4D4B-A554-C5EC7B537BC3
System control number
(OCoLC)1002677526
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not applicable
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