The Hum and the Shiver, Alex Bledsoe, Tor Books, 2011


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?


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11 thoughts on “LitStack’s Two-A-Day Giveaway 12/5/11: The Hum and the Shiver”

  1. there are so many interesting stories and history from the mountains of Tennessee…. Sounds like a very good book to read.. can't wait to check it out.!!!

  2. I haven't read any of Alex Bledsoe's works before, but this one looks really interesting. I love how the music plays such a big role. Jessica booksake(at)yahoo(dot)com

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