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The Execution of Noa P. Singleton

A Novel

By Elizabeth L. Silver, 1978-

An unforgettable and unpredictable debut novel of guilt, punishment, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive
 
      Noa P. Singleton never spoke a word in her own defense throughout a brief trial that ended with a jury finding her guilty of first-degree murder. Ten years later, having accepted her fate, she sits on death row in a maximum-security penitentiary, just six months away from her execution date.
Seemingly out of the blue, she is visited by Marlene Dixon, a high-powered Philadelphia attorney who is also the mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing. Marlene tells Noa that she has changed her mind about the death penalty and Noa’s sentence, and will do everything in her considerable power to convince the governor to commute the sentence to life in prison, in return for the one thing Noa is unwilling to trade: her story.
      Marlene desperately wants Noa to reveal the events that led to her daughter’s death – events that Noa has never shared with a soul. With death looming, Marlene believes that Noa may finally give her the answers she needs, though Noa is far from convinced that Marlene deserves the salvation she alone can deliver. Inextricably linked by murder but with very different goals, Noa and Marlene wrestle with the sentences life itself can impose while they confront the best and worst of what makes us human in this haunting tale of love, anguish, and deception.

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Format: Book
Author: Silver, Elizabeth L., 1978-
Summary: Noa P. Singleton sits on death row in a maximum security penitentiary, just six months away from her execution date. She is visited by a high-powered Philadelphia attorney who is a heartbroken mother of the victim and now wants to see the death penalty delayed--if only Noa reveals her motive.
Title: The execution of Noa P. Singleton : a novel / Elizabeth L. Silver.
Publisher Date: New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]
Subject: Death row inmates -- Fiction Women prisoners -- Fiction Attorney and client -- Fiction Women lawyers -- Fiction Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780385347433 (hbk.) 038534743X (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Silver
Oclc: 815757545
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Bib Id: 438505

Format: Book
Author: Silver, Elizabeth L., 1978-
Summary: Noa P. Singleton sits on death row in a maximum security penitentiary, just six months away from her execution date. She is visited by a high-powered Philadelphia attorney who is a heartbroken mother of the victim and now wants to see the death penalty delayed--if only Noa reveals her motive.
Title: The execution of Noa P. Singleton : a novel / Elizabeth L. Silver.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]
Description: 310 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Death row inmates -- Fiction
Subjects: Women prisoners -- Fiction
Subjects: Attorney and client -- Fiction
Subjects: Women lawyers -- Fiction
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
LCCN: 2012040204
ISBN: 9780385347433 (hbk.)
ISBN: 038534743X (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Silver