Title: The Songcatcher
Author: Sharyn McCrumb
Folksinger Lark McCourry retraces the history of a family song, which she had heard from her North Carolina relatives as a child, back to eighteenth-century Scotland to young Malcolm MacQuarry, kidnapped and sent to the American colonies, where he eventually became a lawyer and fought in the American Revolution.
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)