She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb

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Historian Jeremy Cobb is backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, attempting to retrace the tragic final journey of Katie Wyler, a young woman kidnapped from the area by the Shawnee in 1789. Cobb doesn't know that Katie's spirit wanders these hills still. Meanwhile, Sheriff Spencer Arrowood is busy tracking an elderly escaped convict known as Harm who - believing the year is still 1967 - roams the mountains in search of a home that is no longer there. Martha Ayers is frustrated that no one takes Harm seriously; that he is seen as something of a folk hero and an embodiment of the free mountain spirit. But when Harm's ex-wife is found murdered, the manhunt is no longer a joking matter. In "She Walks These Hills," McCrumb weaves timeless myth, memorable characters, and unique Appalachian ambience into a powerful novel of suspense.

About Sharyn McCrumb

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Sharyn McCrumb was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on February 26, 1948. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received an M.A. in English from Virginia Tech. Her novels include Elizabeth MacPherson series and the Ballad series. Her book, St. Dale, won a 2006 Library of Virginia Award and the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Award. She has received numerous awards for her work including the Wilma Dykeman Award for Literature, the Sherwood Anderson Short Story Award, the Perry F. Kendig Award for Achievement in Literary Arts, the Chaffin Award for Southern Literature, and the Plattner Award for Short Story. She has been writer-in-residence at King College in Tennessee and Shepherd College in West Virginia.
Published October 1, 1994 by Scribner. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Romance, Children's Books, Crime. Fiction

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