The Choiring Of The Trees by Donald Harington

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A rape and a wrongful condemnation--a novel based on a true story. In Arkansas, 1914, a 13-year-old girl is raped in the backwoods of the Ozarks. On her testimony, a young mountaineer is convicted and sentenced to the electric chair. With his celebrated storyteller's art, Donald Harington has created a work rich in drama, passion, and texture, unforgettably bringing to life his characters, place, and era.
 

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Published August 4, 2011 by Lake Union Publishing. 462 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Her story is interwoven with Nail's before he finally escapes from prison, Judge Jerram is shot, and a new reform-minded governor pardons Nail in time for his marriage to Viridis and an odd but satisfying future-tense postmodern conclusion.

Apr 01 1991 | Read Full Review of The Choiring Of The Trees

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As the sixth in a series that began with The Cherry Pit — a series readable, incidentally, in any order at all — Harington's latest may be his best.

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Nail Chism's story is a forceful condemnation of a brutalizing prison system and a corrupt world of good-old-boy politics.

Apr 26 1991 | Read Full Review of The Choiring Of The Trees

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