Greenbrier Historical Society hosts New York Times best seller, Sharyn McCrumb for new novel

FAIRLEA– The Greenbrier Historical Society will host a book release of New York Times best seller, Sharyn McCrumb’s new novel The Unquiet Grave, the true story of West Virginia’s Greenbrier Ghost on Sunday September 10th at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds WVU building at 1pm. There will be a limited pre-sale of books at the event and Sharyn will be available to sign books. Refreshments will be provided and all proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Greenbrier Historical Society.

Sharyn McCrumb, an award-winning Southern writer, is best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, including the New York Times best sellers The Ballad of Tom Dooley, The Ballad of Frankie Silver, and Ghost Riders, which won the Wilma Dykeman Award for Literature from the East Tennessee Historical Society and the national Audie Award for Best Recorded Book. Her Revolutionary War novel, King’s Mountain (St. Martin’s Press, 2013) tells the story of the Overmountain Men in the American Revolution.

Sharyn McCrumb, named a Virginia Woman of History by the Library of Virginia and a Woman of the Arts by the national Daughters of the American Revolution, was awarded the Mary Hobson Prize for Arts & Letters in 2014. Her books have been named New York Times and Los Angeles Times Notable Books. In addition to presenting programs at universities, libraries, and other organizations throughout the US, Sharyn McCrumb has taught a writers workshop in Paris, and served as writer-in-residence at King University in Tennessee, and at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York.

The Greenbrier Historical Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, preserve, protect, and exhibit historical materials and objects, provide educational programs and activities, and support historical inquiry and research. GHS relies on the generosity of its members, patrons, and the community to continue operating the museum free of charge, providing free research assistance, and offering free educational programs. GHS strives to present the rich history of the Greenbrier Valley in interesting ways, to promote tourism in the region, and to support the preservation of its beautiful communities.

The Greenbrier Historical Society’s North House Museum and Archives is open Monday through Saturday, from 10am to 4pm. For more information about upcoming programs and events, or to become a member, sponsor, or volunteer please contact us at 304.645.3398 or

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