It was 1759 when a nine-year-old Malcolm MacQuarrie was torn away from the Scottish island of Islay. After his odyssey of war, ambition, and tragedy, he sings a song of the Scottish isles to his family in North Carolina. As America changes the song resonates down the generations.
It was 1759 when a nine-year-old boy called Malcolm MacQuarrie was torn away from the Scottish island of Islay. In 1790, after war, ambition and tragedy had left their marks, he made his way down the Wilderness Road to western North Carolina where he wrested a new farm from the primeval forest, married, raised a family. And throughout his remarkable odyssey, Malcolm MacQuarrie sang a song, a lilting song of the Scottish isles. In 1820, he sang it to his grandchild. Who sang it in turn to his grandchild, who sang it again in turn. As America changes down the years, the song resonates down the succeeding generations...
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A native of North Carolina, Sharyn McCrumb lives in Virginia with her husband David, an environmental engineer, and their three children. She is the author of many novels and has twice won Best Appalachain Novel Award as well as the Edgar, Anthony, Malice Domestic, Agatha and Macavity in crime fiction.
The Songcatcher by Sharyn McCrumb
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