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The Rosewood Casket A number of intriguing elements intertwined through this book The narrative lost focus about a third of the way through McCrumb probably could have made this a masterpiece if she had set it aside and went back to it later for serious editing and reworking It s really too bad she didn t. Description Randall Stargill lies dying on his southern Appalachian farm, and his four sons have come home to build him a coffin from the cache of rosewood he has hoarded for the special purpose Meanwhile, mountain wisewoman Nora Bonesteel, Randall s sweetheart of long ago, prepares another box for his burial a small box containing human bonesA story containing angels Nice series this, what with the local folklore and indiosyncratic inhabitants.3 She Walks These Hills Ballad, 3 3 The R Description Randall Stargill lies dying on his southern Appalachian farm, and his four sons have come home to build him a coffin from the cache of rosewood he has hoarded for the special purpose Meanwhile, mountain wisewoman Nora Bonesteel, Randall s sweetheart of long ago, prepares another box for his burial a small box containing human bonesA story containing angels Nice series this, what with the local folklore and indiosyncratic inhabitants.3 She Walks These Hills Ballad, 3 3 The Rosewood Casket Ballad, 4 3 The Ballad of Frankie Silver Ballad, 5 2.5 stars rounded down I ve read three of the Ballad series so far, and for two of them, I found the plotintriguing than actual execution of it, unfortunately dislikes This one sounds really good in summary mysterious child sized bones brought forward, a dying old man who has some really specific dying wishes, several family members brought home for the death vigil with conflict between them But the story dragged a lot of exposition, history of the area, family dynamics, clunky 2.5 stars rounded down I ve read three of the Ballad series so far, and for two of them, I found the plotintriguing than actual execution of it, unfortunately dislikes This one sounds really good in summary mysterious child sized bones brought forward, a dying old man who has some really specific dying wishes, several family members brought home for the death vigil with conflict between them But the story dragged a lot of exposition, history of the area, family dynamics, clunky dialogue and rambling verbal explanations I got so bored I started with the audiobook, but the narrator wasn t working for me, and when I resumed the hardcover I owned, I found myself flipping through listlessly The main mystery of the bones is summed up in a quick couple paragraphs, really tidily and abruptly, in conversation between two characters I didn t find the revelations fulfilling because there weren t many building blocks to the mystery planted along the way There s also a focus on and reinforcement of traditional gender roles found in the characters the men all start building this coffin together for the funeral, and doing other heavy lifting, while the women literally stay home, cook, sew, and clean I suppose this is apt for the area, rural Tennessee, where many societal things seem frozen in time but it was frustrating to read redeeming qualities Anyways, the cover variants are really nice of this Ballad installment, so there s that The Nora Bonesteel character is also fascinating an old clairvoyant spinster who sees ghosts and foresees other events, she was the most interesting part, although she took an unfortunate backseat for most of the book, and was too Christian for my taste There s some tidbits of Daniel Boone trivia thrown in, too, if you re into that sort of thing Overall, I just didn t find this as great as I expected It was also written in the 90s, though, and the calmer pace of an aged book often clashes with my need for immediate fulfillment, I find, these days In the Tennessee Appalachian Mountains in a made up county, a real estate developer wants to take land held by the Stargill and Stallard families for decades A comatose Randall Stargill is found by his neighbor after he doesn t see him for a couple days He sees the man s written wish to die at home rather than in a hospital The neighbor calls the man s family to make the decision They, of course, get him to the hospital in Johnson City Their father wanted the boys to build his casket from s In the Tennessee Appalachian Mountains in a made up county, a real estate developer wants to take land held by the Stargill and Stallard families for decades A comatose Randall Stargill is found by his neighbor after he doesn t see him for a couple days He sees the man s written wish to die at home rather than in a hospital The neighbor calls the man s family to make the decision They, of course, get him to the hospital in Johnson City Their father wanted the boys to build his casket from some rosewood stored in the barn.Neighbor Nora Bonesteel brings a box she wishes to be buried with Randall When they open it, they call the sheriff because it is the bones of a young child The bones are dated, but the sheriff cannot get Nora to divulge where she obtained them.The Stargill family is divided on the disposition of the estate Some want to sell others want to preserve the natural beauty of the area The Stallard family is not so fortunate They owe back taxes which they are unable to pay The developer forces the sheriff to post a tax sale notice Dovey Stallard appeals to Charles Martin Stargill, a well known country singer, to help her save their farm, but he s unable to do so since he spends most of it on his band, bus, and lifestyle.Charles Martin brought his current female interest and her daughter along with him She s a curious little girl who wanders around the mountain just so she won t be in the way of the adults She loves to hear Clabe s Appalachian tales about Daniel Boone and Nancy Ward.The novel includes a number of twists The novel is distinctly Appalachian in flavor Some of the twists took it in a direction I didn t expect, and I m sad about some results and happy about others.I listened to the audio version of this I noted a couple of odd pronunciations which indicate the narrator was not familiar with the region, but her cadence fit the book THE ROSEWOOD CASKET VGMcCrumb, Sharyn 4th in Ballad seriesOld man Stargill is dying, and his four grown sons are called home to the small mountain town where they grew up to say good bye and carry out their daddy s dying wish that his boys build him a rosewood casket But a dying man s wishes aren t the only problems the splintered Stargills are forced to face Emotions ride high, and tempers flare because if it isn t a vulture like land developer going after the family farm, or old lady THE ROSEWOOD CASKET VGMcCrumb, Sharyn 4th in Ballad seriesOld man Stargill is dying, and his four grown sons are called home to the small mountain town where they grew up to say good bye and carry out their daddy s dying wish that his boys build him a rosewood casket But a dying man s wishes aren t the only problems the splintered Stargills are forced to face Emotions ride high, and tempers flare because if it isn t a vulture like land developer going after the family farm, or old lady Bonesteel delivering a mysterious box she insists must be buried with Stargill, or a small child disappearing, it s a neighbor going berserk or a shocking, long forgotten tragedy resurfacing to addpain to the family s grief.It s not much of a mystery but it is a wonderfully atmospheric story with a great setting Sense of place of the people in Tennessee back country is wonderful There is a well done ghost and elements that make the story very compelling I really liked this story I loved the feel of the book like I was sitting on the porch in a rocking chair watching the clouds in the sky, listening to an old southern grandmother tell the story It just had a really pleasant, easy going feeling But it wasn t just a pleasant, easy going book The story really moved along and I was never bored or tempted to skim I liked the flashbacks that interrupted the story for just a minute and told some of the backstory Instead of just being distracting I really liked this story I loved the feel of the book like I was sitting on the porch in a rocking chair watching the clouds in the sky, listening to an old southern grandmother tell the story It just had a really pleasant, easy going feeling But it wasn t just a pleasant, easy going book The story really moved along and I was never bored or tempted to skim I liked the flashbacks that interrupted the story for just a minute and told some of the backstory Instead of just being distracting, they were a complete story in their own right, a story I wanted to hearof And parts of the story were harsh and forced me to face the worst in humanity Some people didn t treat each other particularly well, which may have been a reflection of the hardness of life on the mountain Other people were truly likable I found myself rooting for them to survive and succeed.I liked the ending a lot There was some sadness, but overall I think it was happily ever after I ll definitely be readingby Sharyn McCrumb and I m hoping to run into some of the characters from this book again Randall Stargill lies dying on his southern Appalachian farm, and his four sons have come home to build him a coffin from the cache of rosewood he has hoarded for the special purpose Meanwhile, mountain wisewoman Nora Bonesteel, Randall s sweetheart of long ago, prepares another box for his burial a small box containing human bones My first time to read Sharyn McCrumb, but a favorite author of my sisters, so I read The Rosewood Casket The story starts out with clarity and promise The prologue is intriguing enough to pull a reader in Ms McCrumb, very vividly, describes the wooded southern area and captures the people so well I truly felt as though I was in the mystic and beautiful place The story continues with an elderly man who lives alone and needs to be hospitalized His family, all sons and their wives, come fro My first time to read Sharyn McCrumb, but a favorite author of my sisters, so I read The Rosewood Casket The story starts out with clarity and promise The prologue is intriguing enough to pull a reader in Ms McCrumb, very vividly, describes the wooded southern area and captures the people so well I truly felt as though I was in the mystic and beautiful place The story continues with an elderly man who lives alone and needs to be hospitalized His family, all sons and their wives, come from here and there to care for his needs and prepare for his death Then there is confusion Too much about each character and less about moving the story plot along The plot actually becomes intertwining of personalities, purpose, and history that I found the story hard to follow And throw in a devious real estate investor, a police officer, a neighbor and I m like, really where are we going Too many times The author is an excellent writer but this book was long and took me months to finish It ended up being the book I went to in between other books I think I ll try another of her books though because she does write so beautifully The Skye in June This is a deeply resonant book about how secrets, silence, poverty, and war haunt two families and the whole Appalachian region It s also a continuation of the story of Nora Bonesteel, seer All that is wrapped up in an installment of a police procedural series Come for the detective story stay for the novel. A well spun story Hard to put down Love the northeast Tennessee setting.


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