Posted by MMMMarcia on July 13, 2000 at 08:55:39:
In Reply to: Re: Recommended Read for Highland Games Goers posted by Diana S. on July 13, 2000 at 07:01:19:
: : If you like Highland Games and have a sense of humor about what goes on there, by all means read Sharyn McCrumb's Highland Laddie Gone. I met her at a book signing (She wrote a novel about the first white woman hanged in NC) and she admitted to borrowing heavily from Grandfather Mountain Highland Games even though the story is set in a fictional place in Virginia.
: : Also, the Discovery Channel did the GMHG on one of its "Travelers" episodes, and it also has healthy doses of humor.(Including old kilt jokes)
: : I hate to think what kind of novel Sharyn would write about Mohican Gatherings, but it would probably be a cliffhanger and absolutely tear your heart out!
: : -Susan
: Hey, hey Susan,
: Another neat coincidence, I LOVED the Ballad of Frankie Silver (is that right, it's been a while) what a SAD STORY!!! I'll definately be looking for the one you mentioned.
Diana & Susan, Sharyn McCrumb writes lovely stories about North Carolina. I think I've read just about all of them, and mostly, I love the descriptions of the mountains threaded through them. For the life of me, I can't think of any titles to recommend, but they are always intriguing & good escapes! And unless my mind has gone completely (a definite possibility!), the woman who is a key figure in many of the books, if not all of them, is Nora Boneset, who has a touch of the "sight," as they say, giving the stories a nice eerie feeling, as well. Good reads, all!
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