by Sharyn McCrumb.
Publisher New York : Dutton, c2001.
Author McCrumb delivers another Appalachian-centric tale of mystery and mysticism.
A young boy is kidnapped from the British Isles and eventually arrives in New Jersey. He fights in the Revolutionary War. He has few memories of home but passes down a ballad to his children.
Lark McCourry is on her way to becoming a Nashville sensation. She starts to look for a ballad she remembers as a child. When she is summoned to her estranged father's deathbed, she plans to continue her search. On her way home, she crashes into a remote mountaintop, not knowing her father takes a turn for the worse.
This is a good read if you like tales of quest and redemption.