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The Songcatcher (Ballad, Bk 6)
The Songcatcher - Ballad, Bk 6
Author: Sharyn McCrumb
Folksinger Lark McCourry is haunted by the memory of a song. As a child she heard it from her relatives in the North Carolina mountains, and she knows that the song has been in her family since 1759, when her ancestor, nine-year-old Malcolm MacQuarry, kidnapped from the Scottish island of Islay, learned it aboard an English ship. The song accomp...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451202505
ISBN-10: 0451202503
Publication Date: 4/1/2002
Pages: 404
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 114 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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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!