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The ballad of Laurel Springs  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

The ballad of Laurel Springs / Janet Beard.

Beard, Janet, (author.).


Ten-year-old Grace is in search of a subject for her fifth-grade history project when she learns that her four times-great grandfather once stabbed his lover to death. His grisly act was memorialized in a murder ballad, her aunt tells her, so it must be true. But the lessons of that revelation-to be careful of men and desire-are not just Grace's to learn. Her family's tangled past is part of a dark legacy in which the lives of generations of women are affected by the violence immortalized in folksongs like “Knoxville Girl” and “Pretty Polly” reminding them always to know their place-or risk the wages of sin.

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  • ISBN: 9781432891237
  • Physical Description: 487 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2021.
Subject: Women > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Ballads > Fiction.
Genre: Large print books.
Domestic fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cameron Public Library FIC BEA (Text) 32311111199400 Adult Fiction Checked out 03/23/2023

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