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Through the Ballad Novels, McCrumb celebrates her ancestors and the land of the mountain South, crafting a story rich with tradition and the true character and spirit of that breathtaking region. The novels are listed in order most recently published.
|In a story of spirits, memories, and angels unaware, Sharyn McCrumb revisits the mountains we call home, the folk we call family, and a familiar message that there is more to this world than the eye can see... especially at Christmastime.
|King's Mountain tells the story of the Revolutionary War battle that changed the course of the war. Told from the points of view of Patriot leader John Sevier and Tory camp follower Virginia Sal, the novel brings to life the people and events in the southern front of the Revolution—a story largely ignored by the history books.
|Now from the pen of the award-winning Appalachian writer comes the true story behind the most famous mountain ballad of all: the legend of Tom Dula. The Ballad of Tom Dooley brings to life the star-crossed lovers of this mountain tragedy.
|When a pretty young schoolteacher is charged with murder in 1930's Appalachia, the national press use it as an excuse to sell papers - and to demonize the region, raising social issues that go well beyond the fate of one defendant.|
|"Some wars don't end when the
generals shake hands and go home." -- Malinda Blalock, from Ghost
|Trace one American family from the Revolutionary
War to the present by following an English ballad as it is handed down
through the generations.
July 12, 1833, Frankie Silver became
the first woman in the state of North Carolina to be hanged for murder.
Burgess Gaither, the 1832 Clerk of the Court for Burke County, narrates
the story from her arrest to her execution. As he began to understand
the true nature of events, he wonders if there is such a thing as equal
justice under the law.
|"Dying cost nothing and could be done
otherwise, Randall Stargill might have lived forever."
|"Don't shoot! It might be Harm!" say
new bumper stickers in east Tennessee.
Hiram (pronounced in mountain dialect Harm)
Sorley is the focus of a
manhunt involving most of the area's law
enforcement officers. There's just one
problem: nobody wants him caught.
|The first stirrings of The Hangman's Beautiful
Daughter were a series of images that bobbed up out of my subconscious...
wonder who lives in that house," I thought for the hundredeth time.
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