The Songcatcher (Mass Market Paperback)

By Sharyn McCrumb

Signet, 9780451202505, 416pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2002



Haunted by a memory, Lark McCourry traces the passage of a song through generations of her family, from a Scottish island through the pages of American history, to the Appalachian Mountains in western North Carolina. As the memory of the song dims over the years, Lark's only hope of preserving her family legacy lies in mountain wisewoman Nora Bonesteel, who talks to the living and the dead.