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The ballad of Laurel Springs  Cover Image Book Book

The ballad of Laurel Springs

Beard, Janet (author.).


Summary: "A provocative new novel by the nationally bestselling author of THE ATOMIC CITY GIRLS, about nine generations of one family in Eastern Tennessee whose women, in eerie echoes of the notorious Appalachian murder ballads made famous by singers, over more than a century, have been traumatized by acts of violence"--

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  • ISBN: 9781982151560
  • ISBN: 1982151560
  • ISBN: 9781982151577
  • ISBN: 1982151579
  • ISBN: 9781982151584
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 273 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2021.

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note: Pretty Polly: Grace, 2019 -- The wife of Usher's Well: Pearl (Grace's great-great-great-great-grandmother), 1907-1908 -- The wayfaring stranger: Miriam (Pearl's daughter-in-law), 1925 -- Careless love blues: Frieda (Miriam's "stepdaughter"), 1937 -- Devil's dream: Polly (Frieda's half-sister) 1942-1962 -- Little sparrow: Sarah (Polly's daughter), 1974-1975 -- The Knoxville girl: Carrie (Sarah's daughter), 1985-1993 -- Power in the blood: Lydia (Carrie's "goddaughter"), 2011-2013 -- Pretty Polly (reprise): Polly (Lydia's great-great-great-great-aunt), 1891.
Subject: Family secrets Fiction
Murder Fiction
Women Violence against United States Fiction
Ballads Fiction
Tennessee, East Fiction
FICTION / Small Town & Rural
Genre: Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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