Green Fields by Bob Cowser
Crime, Punishment, and a Boyhood Between (Engaged Writers)

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A narrative reconstruction and reconsideration of the 1979 murder of Cary Ann Medlin, the author's third grade classmate, and the execution twenty years later of Robert Glen Coe, the man convicted of the crime, the first in Tennessee in forty years. Reminiscent of the best crime writing of Capote, Didion and Baldwin.

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An Academy of American Poets prizewinner andPushcart Prize nominee, BOB COWSER'S work hasappeared in several literary journals, includingPrairieSchooner, theMissouri Review, andRiver Teeth. Hisfirst book,Dream Season(2004) was a New YorkTimes Book Review "Editor's Choice" and "PaperbackRow" selection. He is currently a professor of Englishat St. Lawrence University.
Published November 16, 2010 by University of New Orleans Press. 173 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crime. Non-fiction

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But mostly you will hear the voice of a man looking back, trying to make sense of it all with Cary Ann’s last words to him still ringing in his ears: “Cary’s still the clearest, most plaintive voice in this old story, the voice of human mercy ...

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