The Ballad of Tom Dooley by Sharyn McCrumb (2011)
The Ballad of Tom Dooley, the latest tale in Sharyn McCrumb’s Ballad Series, retells a story that most people only know through the old Kingston Trio song of the same name.The ballad recounts a tragedy in the North Carolina mountains after the Civil War. Laura Foster, a simple country girl, was murdered. Tom Dula (as he is referred to in the dialect of the mountain folk) was hanged for the crime.
It makes for a good story but this novel is more of a character study…and not a nice one in the lot! Still, I enjoyed reading it.
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