North Georgia Reads, a collaborative partnership between neighboring library systems that brings bestselling authors to a community of 46 libraries in the region, will host bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb for a series of book signing events this November. Participating libraries include Hall County Library System, Piedmont Regional Library System, Cobb County Public Library, and Gwinnett County Public Library. GCPL will host McCrumb on Sunday, November 5 at 3 pm at the Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center.

Her latest novel, The Unquiet Grave, takes place in 19th century West Virginia and is based on the true story of one of the strangest murder trials in American history — the case of the Greenbrier Ghost.

Sharyn McCrumb 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. ​

McCrumb is also a winner of the Nero Award, the Edgar Award, a two-time winner of the Agatha Award for Best Novel, Agatha Award for Best Short Story, two-time winner of the Macavity Award for Best Mystery, and a Anthony Award winner for Best Novel and Best Short Story.

All programs are FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, call 770-978-5154 or email

The Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center is located at 10 College Street in Norcross.