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The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter by Sharyn McCrumb
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Aug 10, 2009

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McCrumb does a wonderful job in describing the mountains and people. I adore her use of old-time folk lore to enhance the story. In this tale, two brothers and the parents are brutally murdered by the oldest son, who also takes his own life. The story has other tragedies besides this: the burning death of a young mother, the environmental cancer death of an old man, the stillborn death of the preacher's wife. But, amid all this heartbreak is inspiration and hope; and a sense of renewal. I thoroughly enjoy reading McCrumb's book because I am reminded of my own short experience of life in the TN/NC mountains.
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