My Old True Love

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Audio (9.10 hours)
Product Number: Z00919
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449891053
Narrator/s: Kate Forbes
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The Stantons and the Nortons were families in the truest, oldest sense: extended networks of kin stretching across the mountains, everyone within hiking distance. They'd come from the British Isles and settled in the Appalachians of North Carolina during the 1700s, bringing with them their dearly loved songs and their clannish ways, their ties to the land ultimately becoming as strong as their ties to one another." "So when Larkin Stanton is left parentless at birth in the 1840s, he is taken in by his cousin Arty Norton and, true to the family way, starts singing before he starts talking. As Larkin grows up, he hungrily learns every song he can, as well as the subtleties of ballad singing: how the songs are about the joys and the horrors of life, and how the best singers can produce a song that will summon tears. Going head-to-head with Arty's brother, Hackley, the cousins' competitions to produce the finest song soon spill over into the wooing of the finest girl in the community, Mary." When Hackley wins Mary and then leaves to fight in the Civil War, Larkin, still too young to enlist, finds himself uncontrollably drawn to the woman who's held his heart for years. What he does about that love defies all he has learned about family and loyalty - and reminds us that these mournful ballads didn't come just from the imagination, but from imperfections of the heart.

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My Old True Love
Product Number: BX00004637
Product Number:Z00919
Product Number:CV022

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Sheila Kay Adams
Narrator(s): Kate Forbes
Product Number CV022
Released: Jul 22, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419319426
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Author(s): Sheila Kay Adams
Product Number EB00070953
Released: Jan 04, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781565127883

Professional reviews

"Kate Forbes adds her own rhythms and powerful voice to this production, which features Appalachian ballads. Well-balanced and clear, Forbes's North Carolina accents are distinctive enough to bring each character to life but subtle enough to avoid distraction or caricature. The beautifully written text dances with Forbes's sweetly rounded vowels and tireless enthusiasm. However, the novel features more than a folksy voice; the setting is lovingly described, and the characters are almost mesmerizing as they endure Civil War and lost love. Forbes makes her way through the complex relationships and impromptu musical performances with ease. L.B.F. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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