Fiction by Madison County, North Carolina Authors

 

Sheila Kay Adams

“Sheila Kay Adams can write the bark off a tree. . . . [Her] intimacy with mountain culture ranks with that of Lee Smith.”
–The Roanoke Times

Come Go Home with Me: Stories by Sheila Kay Adams

The title of this collection is the feeling that the author– Sheila Kay Adams, a native of Madison County, North Carolina, and a recorded folk singer and story-teller– wants to create in the reader. Her great-aunt and well-known balladeer Dellie Chandler Norton introduced her to the tale-telling tradition. This collection of Adams’ paints a picture of the distinctive mountain people that she lives among and cherishes. She uses her own experiences and weaves them into a varied range of stories. http://www.amazon.com/Come-Go-Home-Me-Stories/dp/0807845361

My Old True Love: a Novel

Using the dialect to evoke the people she is portraying, Sheila Kay Adams weaves a wonderful story tracing Larkin Stanton as he sings the local ballads that are part of his heritage. The story takes place in the mid 1800s and brings in overtones of the Civil War and its effect on the close-knit North Carolina mountain community. His life becomes one of those mountain ballads that Larkin grew up hearing and eventually singing himself. http://www.amazon.com/My-Old-True-Love-Novel/dp/0345476956/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328212516&sr=1-1

Vicki Lane

“Like [Sharyn] McCrumb, Lane demonstrates how deeply she feels part of her Appalachian home, how tied she is to the land the pulsating beats that can’t be found elsewhere.”—Los Angeles Times

“A master at creating authentic details while building suspense.”—Asheville Citizen-Times

“Vicki Lane is one of the best American novelists writing today.”—Deborah Crombie

“Vicki Lane writes of Appalachia as if she’d been driving up our hills and through our hollows her whole life.”—Margaret Maron

http://vickilanemysteries.com/

Art’s Blood

This novel in the Elizabeth Goodweather series is a mystery which the young widow is involved with. While revealing the clues to the mystery, Lane (a long-time Madison County resident) shows the people of the North Carolina mountains and their culture in a very realistic and compassionate manner. The heroine is caught between the world of Asheville and the old folks in her area as she works to solve the murder of a performance artist.

The Day of Small Things

Taking a character from her usual Elizabeth Goodweather series, Lane tells the story of Least, a child born to an uncaring mother and not loved until her grandmother came into her life ten years later. There is a blend of mystery and the mythology of her Cherokee heritage as the tale continues with young love in the mix.

In a Dark Season

This mystery novel in the Elizabeth Goodweather series begins when Elizabeth discovers her new friend attempting to commit suicide. Older mysteries are revealed as the story develops in Lane’s dependable plot of twists and turns as Elizabeth learns more about the old house where her friend lives.

Old Wounds

Elizabeth Goodweather’s daughter returns home determined to solve the mystery of the disappearance of her best friend when they were ten years old. This quest takes mother and daughter into the history of that family and into a realm of evil that was unimaginable when their journey began.

Signs in the Blood

The people of this small Appalachian community are presented in a beautiful light as Elizabeth Goodweather tries to solve the mystery of the disappearance of Cletus Gentry. Cletus vanished while hunting ginseng in the hills and his mother is convinced he was murdered. Elizabeth helps out her friend and puts her own life in jeopardy in the process.

Under the Skin

Elizabeth Goodweather’s city-girl sister, Gloria, comes to visit her at Full Circle Farm on the run from her latest love interest. Lane weaves in the story of two other sisters when Elizabeth and Gloria attend a séance at Hot Springs spa. The mystery in this story circles around the complex relationships between sisters.

Featured Businesses in Madison County

The Berry Farm, LLC

2260 Revere Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 656-2056

The Berry Farm, LLC

Walnut Creek Gallery

2970 Walnut Creek Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-0568

Walnut Creek Gallery

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

1459 Caney Fork Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-3464

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

Little Creek Cafe

11660 U.S. 23 Mars Hill, 28754
(828) 689-2307

Little Creek Cafe

Hot Springs Rafting Company

22 U.S. 25 Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
877 530-7238

Hot Springs Rafting Company

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

9800 Old US highway 25-70 Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(800) 570-7238

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Toops Photojournalist Services

774 Wilson Cove Branch Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-3276

Toops Photojournalist Services

Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

133 South Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-2489

Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

Mosaic Gourmet

159 Bridge Street Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
828-622-9400

Mosaic Gourmet

Mad Co. Brew House

45 North Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753
828-649-8600

Mad Co. Brew House

Madison County Tourism Development Authority

56 South Main Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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