The Resource The unquiet grave, Sharyn McCrumb

The unquiet grave, Sharyn McCrumb

Label
The unquiet grave
Title
The unquiet grave
Statement of responsibility
Sharyn McCrumb
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Based on the true story of one of the strangest murder trials in American history--the case of the Greenbrier Ghost, in 1897 in West Virginia a young black lawyer helps 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. Despite her mother's misgivings, willful Zona Heaster marries Erasmus Trout Shue, the blacksmith. Weeks later Mary Jane Heaster receives word that Zona died from a fall, attributed to a recent illness. Determined to get justice for her daughter, she informs the county prosecutor that Zona's ghost appeared to her, saying that she had been murdered; an autopsy confirms her claim. Lakin, West Virginia, 1930. Consigned to a segregated insane asylum, attorney James P.D. Gardner finds himself under the care of Dr. James Boozer, who is eager to try the new talking cure for insanity. Reminiscing about his experiences as the first black attorney to practice law in nineteenth-century West Virginia, Gardner's most memorable case was helping defend a white man on trial for the murder of his young bride-- a case based on the testimony of a ghost
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCrumb, Sharyn
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C3527
LC item number
U57 2017b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shue, Erasmus Stribbling
  • Shue, Zona Heaster
  • Murder
  • Criminal defense lawyers
  • African American lawyers
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Large type books
  • African American lawyers
  • Greenbrier County (W. Va.)
  • Biographical fiction
Label
The unquiet grave, Sharyn McCrumb
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Atria Books, 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
495 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683245346
Lccn
2017034011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)994001226
  • 806995
  • (OCoLC)ocn994001226
  • 806995
Label
The unquiet grave, Sharyn McCrumb
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Atria Books, 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
495 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683245346
Lccn
2017034011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)994001226
  • 806995
  • (OCoLC)ocn994001226
  • 806995

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