In 1951 Steve Clark accepts a teaching job in a one-room school in the Missouri Ozarks and moves with his pregnant wife Lacey to the colorful backwoods community of Indian Glade. There they are surrounded by Ozark characters who are absorbed with old customs and beliefs and school children who speak in Elizabethan terms. The Clarks move into what they consider an ideal house, but are forewarned by the locals that, The last folks lived there claimed it weren t natural... Steve and Lacey encounter their unnatural inhabitant and attempt to unravel the mystery of the fiddler s ghost , who becomes more lifelike as they discover his time-travel connection to music.
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Gold Medal Winner - 2008 Independent Publisher's Association - Mid-West Region Best FictionReview:
"The world of literature, novels and tales is teeming with ghosts aplenty. But you never met a ghost like this one before. He's too good to be true, but to true to be make-believe" --Donald Harington - Author, recipient Oxford American Lifetime Award
"Fiddler's Ghost is the rarest of books. I could hardly put it down. It's full of suspense and plot turns. Only Mitch Jayne could write a novel with a perfect understanding of the music and dialect of the Missouri Ozarks." --Michael Patrick - Historian/Folklorist
Mitch Jayne has had love affair with the Ozarks language, people and music for more than half a century. This is reflected in his previous books Old Fish Hawk and Home Grown Stories and Home Fried Lies. His new book Fiddler s Ghost tells a wonderful story while providing a new venue for the native dialect he has so passionately worked to preserve. Set in the Ozarks (before television, gaudy tourist attractions, and big highways), Jayne creates such a memorable cast of characters, in speech and description you ll wonder if they re your neighbors or relatives. --Champ Herren - Farmington Press
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Book Description Wildstone Media, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 402 pages. 8.30x5.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1882467450
Book Description Wildstone Media, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111882467450
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