The unquiet grave
Title
The unquiet grave

Author
McCrumb, Sharyn, 1948- author.

ISBN
9781476772875
 
9781476772882

Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.

Physical Description
358 pages ; 24 cm

Personal Subject
Shue, Erasmus Stribbling, 1861 or 1862-1900-Fiction.
 
Shue, Zona Heaster, -1897-Fiction.

Subject Term
Murder -- West Virginia -- Greenbrier County -- Fiction.
 
Criminal defense lawyers -- Fiction.
 
African American lawyers -- Fiction.
 
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Greenbrier County (W. Va.) -- History -- Fiction.

Genre
Historical fiction.
 
Legal stories.

Summary
"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."--


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)BookFICTION MCC11Fiction Collection
Lake Elmo LibraryBookFICTION MCC11Fiction Collection
Oakdale LibraryBookFICTION MCC11Fiction Collection
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)BookFICTION MCC12Fiction Collection
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)BookFICTION MCC12Fiction Collection