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My Old True Love

My Old True Love

(2004)
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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


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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Hardback Editions

January 2004 : USA Hardback
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

November 2016 : USA Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2005 : USA Paperback
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
Title: My Old True Love
Author(s): Sheila Kay Adams
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

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

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
Availability: Amazon   

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
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

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