The Hum and the Shiver

The Hum and the Shiver

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"No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the mountains of East Tennessee. When the first Europeans came to the Smoky Mountains, the Tufa were already there. Dark-haired and enigmatic, they live quietly in the hills and valleys of Cloud County, their origins lost to history. But there are clues in their music, hidden in the songs they have passed down for generations. . . . Private Bronwyn Hyatt, a true daughter of the Tufa, has returned from Iraq, wounded in body and spirit, but her troubles are far from over. Cryptic omens warn of impending tragedy, while a restless "haint" has followed her home from the war. Worse yet, Bronwyn has lost touch with herself and with the music that was once a part of her. With death stalking her family, will she ever again join in the song of her people, and let it lift her onto the night winds? "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Tor Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765327444
0765327449
Branch Call Number: FANTASY Bledsoe 2011
Characteristics: 349 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Hum and the shiver

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Marv
Oct 17, 2016

Anything by Alex Bledsoe is a good read regardless of the sub genre. This guy can write!

wtchywmn9 Sep 09, 2015

Devoured it in 2 days...couldn't put it down. On to the next two in the series.

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sat7
May 14, 2015

Very good read. Be sure to check out "Wisp of a thing" Music, Folk ways, horror and back to the land style make this a fun and exciting adventure.

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ktx2406
Jan 29, 2015

I love this book, it's set in a world I would love to live in. The 'Tufa' of the story are a people with many traditions that seem wonderful. They take care of their own, justice is usually served, and the good in people is valued. An excellent read suggested by my college-age son.

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Popsicletoestoo
Dec 28, 2013

An interesting twist on the tales of fairies that somehow makes sense attached to the Appalachians. I quite enjoyed most of it though the YA Romance aspects of it kept me from giving it top rating.

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diggie
Nov 29, 2013

My favorite new genre might be called red-dirt fantasy, country cousin to urban fantasy, but it's hard to sell even to myself. Fairies, bluegrass, and Iraq War veterans? Just trust me.

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taxlady
Oct 14, 2013

This powerful, character-driven drama, with its fantasy plot is totally absorbing.

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