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The Songcatcher (edition 2002)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451202503, Mass Market Paperback)Capturing the enduring beauty of the Appalachian mountains where she sets her novels, Sharyn McCrumb returns with a beautifully written, historically accurate tale of a song's passage through history-from the 1700s to the present, from the shores of Scotland to western North Carolina...where a folksinger longs to rediscover its haunting tune.
"Quite charming." (Los Angeles Times)
"Once again McCrumb has earned her place among the ranks of America's top storytellers. (Tampa Tribune)
"Intriguing...suspenseful." (Orlando Sentinel)
"McCrumb writes with quiet fire and maybe a little mountain magic." (New York Times Book Review)
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:53:21 -0500)
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, 9-year-old Malcolm MacQuarry, kidnapped from the Scottish island of Islay ...
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