Re: Sharyn McCrumb Books

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Posted by MMMMarcia on July 13, 2000 at 18:13:59:

In Reply to: Re: Sharyn McCrumb Books posted by Doc M on July 13, 2000 at 16:24:51:

Doc M writes:
: Doc M highly recommends all of Sharyn McCrumb's books. She
: lives in the Blue Ridge Mts. in Virginia, around Blacksburg,
: I believe, and she loves the old mountain legends and the
: people. I like her "ballad" series the best -- they're
: set in a small Tennessee town in the Great Smokey Mts.,
: right across the border from NC. They don't have to be
: read in order, but to understand the interplay among her
: characters it helps. If Ever I Return (1990), Hangman's
: Beautiful Daughter (1991), She Walks These Hills (1994),
: Rosewood Casket (1997), and Ballad of Frankie Silver (1998).

: Her Elizabeth MacPherson mystery series is very different
: in tone, and very funny. Again, probably better if they're
: read in order: Sick of Shadows (84), Lovely In Her Bones (85),
: Highland Laddie Gone (86), Paying The Piper(88), Windsor Knot(90), Missing Susan (91), MacPherson's Lament (92),If I Had
: Killed Him (95). She's coming out with a new one called
: PMS Outlaws in Sept., which I'll be waiting for.

: Doc M

Hi, Doc! I read Lovely In Her Bones, I think. I remember the humor involved, too. Didn't realize Elizabeth was a series unto herself, so I'll have to check out some more of those. All in all, I'd say McCrumb has a bit of something for everyone, eh? But the ones about the legends are my particular favorites. Nicely done!

Thanks for the extra info.


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