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My Old True Love

(2004)
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In tones as warm and rich as the sun shinging on his Appalachian home, Larkin Stanton sings the country ballads of his heritage. Even before he could talk, Larkin would hum along with his Granny as she warbled. And though orphaned at birth, Larkin was never alone-born as he was into the clannish, protective Scottish community of the North Carolina mountains in the 1840s and placed under the care of his silver-tongued cousin Arty.

As he grows, Larkin feeds on the subtleties of singing. When he goes head-to-head with his cousin Hackley, their ballad contests produce songs that bring a lump to the throat. And as the boys mature, their competition spreads to the wooing of Mary, the prettiest girl around. But shortly after Hackley wins her hand, he must fight in the Civil War. Left behind, Larkin finds himself inexorably drawn to the woman he has always loved. And what he does next will live on in the mournful ballads of his hills forever.

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"Sheila Kay Adams has written a beautifully felt, graceful and strong novel. She is, simply put, an excellent writer." - Kaye Gibbons


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Hardback Editions

January 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Old True Love
Author(s): Sheila Kay Adams
ISBN: 1-56512-407-3 / 978-1-56512-407-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Old True Love
Author(s): Sheila Kay Adams
ISBN: 1-61620-753-1 / 978-1-61620-753-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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September 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Old True Love: A Novel
Author(s): Sheila Kay Adams
ISBN: 0-345-47695-6 / 978-0-345-47695-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

May 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: My Old True Love
Author(s): Sheila Kay Adams
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: My Old True Love
Author(s): Sheila Kay Adams
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2005 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: My Old True Love
Author(s): Sheila Kay Adams
ISBN: 1-4193-1940-X / 978-1-4193-1940-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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2005 : USA Audio CD

Title: My Old True Love
Author(s): Sheila Kay Adams
ISBN: 1-4193-1943-4 / 978-1-4193-1943-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

January 2004 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Old True Love
Author(s): Sheila Kay Adams
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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