Larry Alderman was born and raised in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, but spent a lot of time with his grandparents who lived in Carroll County, Virginia, on the western slope of the Blue Ridge. Into his fiction, he incorporates tales that he heard not just from his mountaineer grandparents, but great-grandparents as well. This is Book Four of Alderman’s Blue Mountain series. Like the rest of the series, it presents European Americans in friendships with Cherokees, but this time, his protagonist travels briefly not just beyond the mountains, but into the Caribbean. The author, Larry Alderman, is best known as a Nashville song-writer and singer.
Mt. Juliet, Tennessee: Aldersong Publishing. 134 un-numbered pages. Trade paperback.