Ballad Novels

The Ballad Novels are a series of award-winning novels set in the Appalachian Mountains. These books lyrically weave together the legends, natural wonders, and contemporary issues of Appalachia, each focusing on an event or era in North Carolina history. Through the Ballad Novels, Sharyn McCrumb celebrates her own ancestors and the land of the mountain south, crafting stories rich with tradition and the true character and spirit of that breathtaking region.

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King's Mountain
King's Mountain

Ballad Novels

Sharyn McCrumb

St. Martin's Press

John Sevier had not taken much interest in the American Revolution. Homesteading in the Carolina mountains, Sevier was too busy fighting Indians and taming the wilderness to...

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The Rosewood Casket
The Rosewood Casket

Ballad Novels

Sharyn McCrumb

St. Martin's Press

“Eloquent, lyrical, and richly textured . . . There is no one quite like [McCrumb] among present-day writers. No one better either.” —San Diego Union-TribuneWith...

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The Ballad of Frankie Silver
The Ballad of Frankie Silver

Ballad Novels

Sharyn McCrumb

St. Martin's Press

The New York Times BestsellerSet in the Appalachian wilderness and blending legends and folklore with high suspense, this stellar novel, The Ballad of Frankie...

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The Ballad of Tom Dooley
The Ballad of Tom Dooley

Ballad Novels

Sharyn McCrumb

St. Martin's Press

A literary triumph—what began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account of one of the most famous mountain ballads of all time became an astonishing revelation of...

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The Devil Amongst the Lawyers
The Devil Amongst the Lawyers

Ballad Novels

Sharyn McCrumb

St. Martin's Press

In 1935, when Erma Morton, a beautiful young woman with a teaching degree, is charged with the murder of her father in a remote Virginia mountain community, the case becomes a...

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