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The Devil Amongst the Lawyers : A Ballad Novel
by Sharyn McCrumb


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"Ms. McCrumb writes with quiet fire and maybe a little mountain magic. . . . She plucks the mysteries from people's lives and works these dark narrative threads into Appalachian legends older than the hills. Like every true storyteller, she has the Sight."-- The New York Times Book Review

In 1935, a beautiful young schoolteacher is accused of murdering her coal-miner father in
a Virginia mountain community.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"Ms. McCrumb writes with quiet fire and maybe a little mountain magic. . . . She plucks the mysteries from people's lives and works these dark narrative threads into Appalachian legends older than the hills. Like every true storyteller, she has the Sight."--The New York Times Book Review

In 1935, a beautiful young schoolteacher is accused of murdering her coal-miner father in
a Virginia mountain community.

National journalists descend on Wise County, intent upon exonerating the defendant, and on stereotyping the mountain community to satisfy their Depression-era readers.
But local cub reporter Carl Jennings writes what he sees: an ordinary town and a defendant who is probably guilty.

The novel resonates with the present: an economic depression; a deadly Japanese earthquake; the rise of political fanatics; and a media culture turning news stories into soap operas for the diversion of the masses.

A literary tour de force, The Devil Amongst the Lawyers continues the Ballard saga by examining social issues that go well beyond the fate of one defendant. It is a testament to Sharyn McCrumb's lyrical and poetic writing about the mountain South.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780312573621
  • ISBN-10: 0312573626
  • Publisher: St. Martins Press-3pl
  • Publish Date: June 2011
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.26 x 5.59 x 0.89 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.64 pounds

Series: Ballad Novels

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