Ballad Novels

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King's Mountain
Ballad Novels
Sharyn McCrumb
Thomas Dunne Books

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...


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The Rosewood Casket
Ballad Novels
Sharyn McCrumb
St. Martin's Griffin

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


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The Ballad of Frankie Silver
Ballad Novels
Sharyn McCrumb
St. Martin's Griffin

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


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The Ballad of Tom Dooley
Ballad Novels
Sharyn McCrumb
St. Martin's Griffin

The Ballad of Tom Dooley is a literary triumph—what began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account of one of the most famous mountain ballads of all...


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The Devil Amongst the Lawyers
Ballad Novels
Sharyn McCrumb
St. Martin's Griffin

“Ms. McCrumb writes with quiet fire and maybe a little mountain magic. . . . She plucks the mysteries from people’s lives and works these dark narrative...


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The Devil Amongst the Lawyers by Sharyn McCrumb: An Introduction

"Hear author Sharyn McCrumb introduce her novel The Devil Amongst the Lawyers with a book excerpt and accompaniment by fiddler Rick Cunningham. In 1935, a beautiful young schoolteacher is accused of murdering her coal-miner father in a Virginia mountain community. Learn more about the book The Devil Amongst the Lawyers at http://us.macmillan.com/thedevilamongstthelawyers/SharynMcCrumb Read more about author Sharyn McCrumb at http://us.macmillan.com/author/sharynmccrumb"

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The Ballad of Tom Dooley by Sharyn McCrumb--Audio Excerpt

Listen to an audio excerpt of the book The Ballad of Tom Dooley: A Ballad Novel, by Sharyn McCrumb. What began as a fictional re-telling of the history behind one of the most famous mountain ballads of all time became an astonishing revelation of the real culprit responsible for the murder of Laura Foster. Learn more about the book The Ballad of Tom Dooley at http://us.macmillan.com/theballadoftomdooley Read more about author Sharyn McCrumb at http://us.macmillan.com/author/sharynmccrumb

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About the Author

Sharyn McCrumb

SHARYN MCCRUMB is the author of The Rosewood Casket, She Walks These Hills and many other acclaimed novels.  Her books have been named Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. She was named a “Virginia Woman of History” for Achievement in Literature in 2008.  She lives and writes in the Virginia Blue Ridge, less than a hundred miles from where her family settled in 1790 in the Smoky Mountains that divide North Carolina and Tennessee.

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