Subtitle A Ballad Novel
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
EAN/ISBN 0312558171
Release Date 2011-09-13
Author(s) Sharyn McCrumb (English MA ’85)
Summary What began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account became an astonishing revelation of the real motives and the real culprit in the murder of Laura Foster. With the help of Wilkes County historians, lawyers, and researchers, Sharyn McCrumb visited the actual sites, studied the legal evidence, and uncovered a missing piece of the story that will shock those who think they already know what happened. What seemed at first to be a sordid tale of adultery and betrayal was transformed by the new discoveries into an Appalachian Wuthering Heights.