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The Ballad of Frankie Silver (Ballad, #5) Cowboy stories are definitely not my thing I should know better than to read books nominated by people who consider Ernest Hemingway the greatest writer ever even if it was for my in person book club. The Ballad of Frankie Silver is the only Sharyn McCrumb novel I ve read And that s to my loss I read the paperback version of The Ballad of Frankie Silver about five years ago and I ve kept it on my shelf ever since, knowing I ll reread it at least a coupletimes over the next few years Yeah, it s that good The story alternates between two murder cases, one from 1833, the other from the 1990s Sheriff Spencer Arrowood is working on the latter while researching the former What he finds The Ballad of Fran Frankie Silver was a real person,the first woman hanged in the state of North Carolina, on July 12, 1833 Hers was a tragic story 18 years old when brought to trial for the murder of her husband, mother of an infant daughter.Convicted in a two day trial, she was not allowed by law to testify in her own behalf Her appeals denied by the state supreme court, a grass roots effort in the community arose to secure a pardon ,but it was not to be As she stood on the gallows, about to speak, her own Frankie Silver was a real person,the first woman hanged in the state of North Carolina, on July 12, 1833 Hers was a tragic story 18 years old when brought to trial for the murder of her husband, mother of an infant daughter.Convicted in a two day trial, she was not allowed by law to testify in her own behalf Her appeals denied by the state supreme court, a grass roots effort in the communit Didn t really hold my attention Weird subplot that I m guessing was meant to parallel the main story, but didn t really Odd details and foreshadowing that didn t lead anywhere and or their resolutions were anti climatic for example, Burgess mentioned the death of his brother a few times and within the context, made it sound I never imagined that the story of two double murders and a woman who hacked her husband to death with an axe could be mind numbingly boring, but Sharyn McCrumb was able to do it I can t tell you how many pages of intertwining family trees I read through, willing my poor brain to keep them all in order, until I finally realized that they were going to have nothing, NOTHING to do with ANYTHING How many times could we be reminded about how small and young Frankie was How many letters sent to th I never imagined that the story of two double murders and a woman who hacked her husband to death with an axe could be mind numbingly boring, but edited 12 04 13 Frankie Silver was not quite what I expected from the description It does indeed interweave the present day with the past, but it is the past where McCrumb focuses her energy and narrative The two present day cases only add a frame of reference and a sense of immediacy and connection to that long ago crime In the present day, Tennessee Sheriff Spencer Arrowood, laid up at home due to injuries during a shootout, is brooding on the upcoming execution of a man he helped to put b edited 12 04 13 Frankie Silver was not quite what I expected from the description It does indeed interweave the present day with the past, but it is the past where McCrumb focuses her energy and narrative The two present day cases only add a frame of reference and a sense of immediacy and connection to that long ago crime In the present day, Tennessee Sheriff Spencer Arrowood, laid up at home due to injuries during a shootout, is brooding on the upcoming execution of a man he helped to put behind bars Mentally, he begins to link the case to that of Frankie Silver, an eighteen year old girl tr Some verses from the Bible about equal justice under the law Leviticus 19 15 Do not pervert justice do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly Proverbs 29 7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern This book made me see that even among decent, respectable people, of good moral character, it is very difficult to be impartial, and one must really go against the flow to show equal justice and mercy t Some verses from the Bible about equal justice under the law Leviticus 19 15 Do not pervert justice do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly Proverbs 29 7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern This book made me see that even among decent, respectable people, of good moral character, it is very difficult to be impartial, and one must really go against the flow to show equal justice and mercy to rich and poor alike Perhaps something that we human beings need divine help to be able to do Reading this story leads me to admire those in law enforcement and judicial careers who truly strive to provide equal justice to people from all walks of life, and I now want to have my eyes open to any ways in which I can offer encouragement to those who are looking out for the legal rights of the poor.In addition to stirring up my heart to careabout what happens in our nation s courts of law, The Ballad of Fra This book has two threads one is about a trial and execution of Frankie Silver in 1830 North Carolina The second is about a modern day murder in Tennessee The author goes back and forth between the two and connects the two A Career Lawman Will Bear Witness To The Final Judgement, As A Man He Put Away Twenty Years Ago Is About To Be Executed For The Brutal Slaying Of Two Hikers However, His Conscience Is No Longer Clear To The Point Of Absolute Certainty About The Man S Guilt Also Of Intense Interest To The Lawman Is The Parallel Between The Current Events And A Legendary Murder And Execution Over 100 Years Old The Story Of A Great Injustice, And A Woman Condemned To Die For A Crime She Didn T Commit Suddenly, The Sheriff Finds Himself In A Race Against And Across Time To See That History Doesn T Repeat Itself ,,.

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