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Sharyn McCrumb, author of The Ballad of Tom Dooley: A Ballad Novel

A literary triumph --- what began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account of one of the most famous mountain ballads of all time became an astonishing revelation of the real culprit responsible for the murder of Laura Foster.

Week of August 20, 2012

UNMEASURED STRENGTH by Lauren Manning is the story of Lauren’s remarkable recovery after she has gotten 80 percent of her body burned in the fall of the World Trade Centers.

 In THE SHOEMAKER’S WIFE by Adriana Trigiani, Ciro has caught the local priest in scandal. He is banished from his village and sent to hide in America as an apprentice to a shoemaker. He leaves his love Enza, but soon her family faces disaster and she is forced to go to America too.