Book Reviews of The Songcatcher (Ballad, Bk 6)

The Songcatcher (Ballad, Bk 6)
The Songcatcher - Ballad, Bk 6
Author: Sharyn McCrumb
ISBN-13: 9780451202505
ISBN-10: 0451202503
Publication Date: 4/1/2002
Pages: 404
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 113 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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One of McCrumb's great Appalachian novels. This one is the sixth in the series. It's better (although not necessary)to read the entire series in order, as her characters evolve throughout the series. She's a really great author.
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I loved this book. The readers perfectly captured the accents and voices of the characters. In the afterword the author states that she took much of the book from her families history, only embellishing as necessary to make a good story which made it even more fascinating. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good family saga.
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This is an excellent book for those who love mysteries and southern stories. Sharyn McCrumb includes the "mountain" culture in this true-to-life story about southerners that are cultured and intellegent. I resent anything that attempts to make southerners look stupid, and McCrumb never does that!
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It took some patience to finish this book, following the various threads that come together in the present day. This is a partially fictionalized genealogy of McCrumb's family, beginning in the mid-1700's in Scotland and tracing her ancestors and the song that's central to the story. There are some contrivances--2 airplane crashes involving famous singers, for example--and some places where the "historical" part of the narrative drags on too long. But overall, I really enjoyed the story, with its evocative descriptions of the Appalachian setting, some interesting characters that have appeared in other novels in this series, and a satisfying ending.
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Sharyn McCrumb once again has created a powerful ballad story with The Songcatcher. There is an intense emotional haste in the novel to find the song, preserve the Appalachia heritage, and connect with family. The reader, like each generation of McCourrys, will find their truth in the lyric -- And when hes come back home, he will be changed oh!
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I love Sharyn McCrumbs writting!
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THIS IS A GOOD SOLID FAMILY HISTOY NOVEL. ENTERTAINING.
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I enjoyed "The Songcatcher" but I liked "She Walks These Hills" by McCrumb better.
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I am just getting familiar with this author, but found this book to be interesting and kept me coming back. Had so unique twists and turns.
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Folksinger Lark McCourry is haunted by memory of a song. Passed dowm through generations, it carried her ancestors from a Scottish island, through the pagesd of American history, to western North Carolina. Over the years, through the memory of the old song has dimmed and Lark's only hope of perserving her family legacy lies in mountain wisewoman Nora Bonesteel, who talks to both the living and the dead..
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I really enjoyed this book.
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Folksinger Lark McCourry is haunted by the memory of a song. Passed down through generations, it carried her ancestors from a Scottish island, through the pages of American history, to western North Carolina. Over the years, though, the memory of the old song has dimmed and Lark's only hope of preserving her family legacy lies in mountain wisewoman Nora Bonesteel, who talks to both the living and the dead.
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very entertaining; written with respect to mountain lore.
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Folk singer Lark Mc Courry is haunted by the memory of a song. Passed down through generations ...
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Folksinger Lark McCourry is haunted by the memory of a song. Passed down through generation, it carried her ancestors from a Scottish island, through the pages of American history, to western North Carolina. Over the years, through the memory of the old song has dimmed and Larks's only hope of preserving her family legacy lies in mountain wisewoman Nora Bonesteel, who talks to both the living and the dead......
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Great period novel of a Folksinger, The Mountains and a mountain wisewoman. Enchanting!
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A folksinger is haunted by the memory of a song that was passed down through generations. She returns to the mountains of North Carolina to reacquaint herself with the song from a mountain lady, Nora Bonesteel, who talks to the living and the dead.
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Back of book: Folksinger Lark McCourry is haunted by the memory of a song. Over the years the memory has dimmed and Larks' only hope of preserving her family legacy lies in mountain wisewoman Nora Bonesteel, who talks to both the living and the dead. Takes place in the Applachian mountains during present day.
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I liked this book. Based on an old folksong that is passed down through the generations. Characters presented are from different historcal periods which are linked together at the end of the novel.
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One of the Ballad series
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Another great book by Sharyn McCrumb; it is a good story which takes place in Appalachia. Her writing vividly paints a picture of the beauty and culture of this area of the US. Other reviews detail story plot.
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A book about the Appalachian mountains and lore
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Another great McCrumb story. A folksinger vaguely remembers an old song, and her only hope of finding it - and her family legacy -- is in the mountains of western North Caroline and the old mountain wise woman, Nora Bonesteel, who has second sight.
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Not my favorite by McCrumb, but it is still worth reading.
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Sharon McCrumb's writing talent is not to be missed.
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Love Sharyn McCrumb's writing. This is a wonderful book!
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I liked this book so much I decided to keep it. Having an avid interest in both family history and scrapbooking I found the author's detailing of her own family history along with local musical customs incorporated in an adventure/mystery historical fiction fascinating. This is a book for readers who enjoy history, and people with all their myriad idiosyncrasies.
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McCrumb does it best! This is a wonderful, well written, compelling book! I loved it so much I bought the hardback to keep!
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McCrumb books are Great ....
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very good book.
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very enjoyable
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Truly a "ballad" novel.