Item Details

The Unquiet Grave: A Novel

Sharyn McCrumb
Format
Book
Published
New York : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017.
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781476772875, 1476772878, 9781476772882, 1476772886, 9781476772899
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."--
Description
358 pages ; 24 cm
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original brown boards, with cloth backstrip; dust jacket. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2018/2019.
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