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The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe was the 97th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017

How/Why was this book chosen: It was chosen by Tom & Veronica to honour Goodreads Sword and Laser Group member Joanna who passed away on April 22, 2017 at the age of 30.

This was one of 2 books she was still reading at that time

https://www.goodreads.com/user_status/show/130474097

Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of The Hum and the Shiver

The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe Edit

No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, yet when the first Europeans arrived, they were already there. Dark-haired, enigmatic, and suspicious of outsiders, the Tufa live quiet lives in the hills and valleys of Cloud County. While their origins may be lost to history, there are clues in their musical hints of their true nature buried in the songs they have passed down for generations.

Private Bronwyn Hyatt returns from Iraq wounded in body and in spirit, only to face the very things that drove her away in the first place: her family, her obligations to the Tufa, and her dangerous ex-boyfriend. But more trouble lurks in the mountains and hollows of her childhood home. Cryptic omens warn of impending tragedy, and a restless "haint" lurks nearby, waiting to reveal Bronwyn's darkest secrets. Worst of all, Bronwyn has lost touch with the music that was once a vital part of her identity.

With death stalking her family, Bronwyn will need to summon the strength to take her place among the true Tufa and once again fly on the night winds. . . .

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