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The Song Catcher 

The Song Catcher (2001)
(The sixth book in the Ballad series)
A novel by Sharyn McCrumb

 
Folksinger Lark McCourry is haunted by the memory of a song. As a child she heard it from her relatives in the North Carolina mountains, and she knows that the song has been in her family since 1759, when her ancestor, nine-year-old Malcolm MacQuarry, kidnapped from the Scottish island of Islay, learned it aboard an English ship. The song accompanied young Malcolm when he made his way to Morristown, New Jersey, where he apprenticed with an attorney, became a lawyer himself, and fought in the American Revolution. The song went with Malcolm in 1790, when he left his family and traveled the Wilderness Road to homestead in western North Carolina, where he remarried and raised a second family.

The song, passed down through the generations, carries Malcolm's descendants through the settling of the frontier, the Civil War, the coming of the railroads, and into modern times, providing both solace in the present and a link to the past. Over the years, though, the memory of the old song has dimmed and Lark McCourry's only hope of preserving her family legacy lies in mountain wisewoman Nora Bonesteel, who talks to both the living and the dead.

Genre: Mystery
 
Used availability for Sharyn McCrumb's The Song Catcher


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Hardback Editions

June 2001 : Hardback
Title: The Song Catcher
Author(s): Sharyn McCrumb
ISBN: 0340717173 / 9780340717172 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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May 2001 : Hardback
Title: The Songcatcher: A Novel
Author(s): Sharyn McCrumb
ISBN: 0525944885 / 9780525944881 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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May 2001 : Hardback
Title: The Songcatcher (Wheeler Hardcover)
Author(s): Sharyn McCrumb
ISBN: 1587240475 / 9781587240478 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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Paperback Editions

April 2002 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Songcatcher
Author(s): Sharyn McCrumb
ISBN: 0451202503 / 9780451202505 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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December 2001 : Paperback
Title: The Songcatcher
Author(s): Sharyn McCrumb
ISBN: 0340717181 / 9780340717189 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon UK   Amazon   

Audio Editions

October 2012 : Audio CD
Title: The Songcatcher (Ballad)
Author(s): Sharyn McCrumb
ISBN: 1469238225 / 9781469238227
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

October 2012 : MP3 CD
Title: The Songcatcher (Ballad)
Author(s): Sharyn McCrumb
ISBN: 1469238217 / 9781469238210
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

June 2004 : MP3 CD
Title: The Songcatcher (Ballad)
Author(s): Sharyn McCrumb
ISBN: 159335164X / 9781593351649 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon UK   Amazon   

June 2004 : MP3 CD
Title: The Songcatcher (Ballad)
Author(s): Sharyn McCrumb
ISBN: 1593353936 / 9781593353933 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   Amazon CA   

2001 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Songcatcher
Author(s): Sharyn McCrumb
ISBN: 1587886634 / 9781587886638 (USA edition)
Publisher: NOAA
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

May 2001 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Songcatcher
Author(s): Sharyn McCrumb
ISBN: 1587881306 / 9781587881305 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

April 2001 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Songcatcher
Author(s): Sharyn McCrumb
ISBN: 1587881314 / 9781587881312 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

 


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