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Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Other Stories
Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Other Stories Author:Sharyn McCrumb Foggy Mountain Breakdown, the first-ever collection of Sharyn McCrumb's short fiction, is a literary quilting of old and new, humorous and heartfelt, offering award-winning works -- and two stories never before published, contrasting mountain childhoods past and present. — Chilling tales of suspense alternate with evocative character... more » portraits and compelling narratives that embrace the southern Appalachian locales and themes of McCrumb's acclaimed Ballad Novels. Within this cornucopia of two dozen stories, Old Rattler, a mountain healer, skirmishes with a serial killer . . . Princess Di investigates long-kept secrets within the House of Windsor . . . A reincarnated murder victim seeks delicious revenge . . . And while honeymooning in the bridegroom's ancestral hilltop homeplace, two newlyweds harbor second thoughts.
The author's perfect-pitch ear for dialogue and ability to illuminate the dark side of human nature merge with her brilliant artistry to make Foggy Mountain Breakdown a virtuoso collection for devotees of Sharyn McCrumb -- and for the legion of new readers who will find themselves caught under her spell.
Indhold: Precious jewel ; Telling the bees ; Love on first bounce ; John Knox in paradise ; Southern comfort ; A snare as old as Solomon ; The witness ; Not all brides are beautiful ; A shade of difference ; A wee doch and Doris ; Remains to be seen ; The luncheon ; A predatory woman ; Happiness is a dead poet ; Nine lives to live ; Gentle reader ; The monster of Glamis ; The matchmaker ; Old rattler ; Among my souvenirs ; Typewriter man / with Spencer McCrumb and Laura McCrumb ; Gerda's sense of snow ; An autumn migration ; Foggy mountain breakdown« less