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The legend of Nance Dude by Maurice Stanley

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Published by Marblehead Publishing .
Written in English


  • Biographical fiction,
  • Fiction,
  • Kerley, Nancy Ann,
  • North Carolina

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages253
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8445160M
ISBN 100943335167
ISBN 109780943335162

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  This novel is based on an actual case in western North Carolina in when Nance Dude, a was convicted of burying alive her two-year-old granddaughter. The author has fleshed out the bare facts with fictitious characters and events in /5(27). The Legend of Nance Dude Maurice Stanley, Author John F. Blair Publisher $ (p) ISBN This succinct but moving first novel is based upon a horrifying crime that occurred in. My niece loaned me the book “The Legend of Nance Dude,” two years ago, and I found it so fascinating I read it straight through then, within a day. It tells a troubling story, and is very well written by Maurice Stanley. I just wanted to make one side comment, and that is to note that the name of the highly acclaimed author of “The Ballad.   Carden based his play on the book “The Legend of Nance Dude,” by Maurice Stanley. The playwright noted Stanley married a woman from Waynesville and while visiting Haywood County, Stanley spent time at the library and stumbled onto the history of .

The Legend of Nance Dude. Winston-Salem: John F. Blair, pp. $ ISBN and fragile as a wildwood flower. After a relatively happy childhood, Nancy Conrad married Howard Kerley, by whom she had a son. But she left him for the wild Dude Hannah, by whom she had a . THE LEGEND OF NANCE DUDE By Maurice Stanley\ John F. Blair. pages. $ In , a Haywood County woman named Nance Dude was accused of killing her granddaughter by leaving .   Nance Dude Legend by Maurice Stanley «My Wintersong Earlier, on a cold February morning, a year-old woman known as Nance Dude took her granddaughter and led her up the mountain side near their. Was convicted of killing her 2-year-old granddaughter, Roberta Putnam, in Served 15 years of hard labor, and was paroled in at the age of She lived to the age of The book "The Legend of Nance Dude," by Maurice Stanley, tells the story of the murder.

His book "The Legend of Nance Dude," originally published by John F. Blair in , followed an actual child murder case that occurred near where Stanley grew up in the North Carolina mountains. It was later restaged as a play and even translated into Russian. (Bright Mountain republished it in )4/5(74). No wonder first-novelist Stanley recalls being threatened as a child that ""Nance Dude's gonna get ya"": this fact-based story of old Nance's killing of her two-year-old granddaughter is . The legend of Nance Dude. [Maurice Stanley] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book: All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Stanley. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number:   Maurice Stanley tells her story once again in his new book "The Legend of Nance Dude." His telling has the plain, haunting, elegiac quality of an ancient folk tale or .