The Resource Prayers the devil answers : a novel, Sharyn McCrumb

Prayers the devil answers : a novel, Sharyn McCrumb

Label
Prayers the devil answers : a novel
Title
Prayers the devil answers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sharyn McCrumb
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Suddenly thrust into the role of primary caretaker for her family following the tragic death of her husband, Ellie Robbins is appointed to serve out his term as sheriff of their rural Tennessee mountain town. The year is 1936, and her role is largely symbolic, except for the one task that only a sheriff can do: execute a convicted prisoner. Ellie has long proven she can handle herself. But becoming sheriff is altogether different, and the demands of the role are even more challenging when she is forced to combat society's expectations for a woman. Soon enough, dark secrets come to light, and Ellie must grapple with small town superstitions and the tenuous ties she shared with a condemned killer as she carves out a place for herself in an uncertain future. --
Member of
Summary
Appointed to serve out her late husband's term as sheriff of their Depression-era Tennessee mountain town, Ellie struggles to reconcile her responsibilities with societal expectations for women and forges unexpected ties with a condemned killer she is scheduled to execute
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
From publisher website
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10481017
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCrumb, Sharyn
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ballad novels
Series volume
11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sheriffs
  • Policewomen
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Policewomen
  • Sheriffs
  • Appalachian Region
Target audience
adult
Label
Prayers the devil answers : a novel, Sharyn McCrumb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907621837
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781476772813
Lccn
2015014061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907621837
Label
Prayers the devil answers : a novel, Sharyn McCrumb
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907621837
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781476772813
Lccn
2015014061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907621837

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