Prayers the Devil Answers

Prayers the Devil Answers

Large Print - 2016 | Large Print edition.
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"In this Depression-era novel, Ellie Robbins is appointed to serve out her husband's term as sheriff of their rural Tennessee mountain town following his tragic death. The job is mostly symbolic except for the one task that only a sheriff can do: execute a convicted prisoner"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
Edition: Large Print edition.
ISBN: 9781683240235
1683240235
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE MCCRUMB
Characteristics: 479 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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One of the later titles in McCrumb's Ballad series brings us to Depression era Appalachia with its dark hollows and dark characters. Storytelling and song bind the tale to the land that hovers sometimes menacingly over the landscape. Atmospheric and spellbinding, we ride along the twists and tu... Read More »


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Dragoslava
Feb 25, 2017

I found this book extremely tedious and certainly not on par with McCrumb's previous Appalachian Ballad books. I'd recommend reading one of her earlier books instead of this one.

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dodieo
Sep 16, 2016

McCrumb is a master storyteller, and captures the mood of the time (early Depression) and place (small town Tennessee) perfectly. A real gem!

debrajjackson May 31, 2016

Another great story from this author.

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