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Author McCrumb, Sharyn, 1948- author.

Title The unquiet grave : a novel / Sharyn McCrumb.

Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    M MCCRUMB,SHA    Available
Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description 358 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "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."-- ǂc Provided by publisher
Subject Murder -- West Virginia -- Greenbrier County -- Fiction.
Shue, Erasmus Stribbling, 1861 or 1862-1900 -- Fiction.
Shue, Zona Heaster, -1897 -- Fiction.
Criminal defense lawyers -- Fiction.
African American lawyers -- Fiction.
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction.
Greenbrier County (W. Va.) -- History -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Legal stories.
ISBN 9781476772875 (hardback)
1476772878 (hardback)

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