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Subject: A great story teller.
Date Posted: 7/29/2009 3:35 PM ET
Member Since: 11/23/2008
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Have you read Sharyn McCrumb books?  If so, let me know if you agree and feel that her books are enjoyable and a change from the norm.   I have 4 of her books listed on my bookshelf.  Take a look.

A long while ago I discovered the Sharyn McCrumb books. Even though her writing style is the same in each book the story she tells differs from one book to the next with each being just as captivating as the one before.   These are a pleasant change from so many of the typical topics.  Below is a little information about Sharyn McCrumb and a list of books of hers that I have listed on my bookshelf.

 Sharyn McCrumb is an aware winning southern author.  The below is from her web site:


"She is best known for her Appalachian "Ballad" novels, set in the North Carolina/Tennessee mountains, including New York Times Best Sellers She Walks These Hills and The Rosewood Casket, which deal with the issue of the vanishing wilderness, and The Ballad of Frankie Silver, the story of the first woman hanged for murder in the state of North Carolina; and The Songcatcher, a genealogy in music, tracing the author's family from 18th century Scotland to the present by following a Scots Ballad through the generations. Ghost Riders, an account of the Civil War in the mountains of western North Carolina, won the Wilma Dykeman Award for Literature given by the East Tennessee Historical Society."


I have four of her books listed in my bookshelf.  Take a look, they are worth reading.


‘The Ballad of Frankie Silver’

‘The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter’

‘If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy O’

‘She Walks These Hills’




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