"No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the mountains of East Tennessee. When the first Europeans came to the Smoky Mountains, the Tufa were already there. Dark-haired and enigmatic, they live quietly in the hills and valleys of Cloud County, their origins lost to history. But there are clues in their music, hidden in the songs they have passed down for generations. . . . Private Bronwyn Hyatt, a true daughter of the Tufa, has returned from Iraq, wounded in body and spirit, but her troubles are far from over. Cryptic omens warn of impending tragedy, while a restless "haint" has followed her home from the war. Worse yet, Bronwyn has lost touch with herself and with the music that was once a part of her. With death stalking her family, will she ever again join in the song of her people, and let it lift her onto the night winds? "-- - (Baker & Taylor)

Iraq War veteran Bronwyn Hyatt must reconnect with the Tufa, her people, and their ancient song if she is ever going to stop the death stalking her family. - (Baker & Taylor)

Iraq War veteran Bronwyn Hyatt must reconnect with the Tufa, her people, and their ancient song if she is ever going to stop the death stalking her family. By the author of <IT>Dark Jenny<RO>. 10,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)

<i>The Hum and the Shiver</i> introduces the Tufa, an enigmatic people living in the Smoky Mountains. There is magic in their music and they are able to fly the night winds. Twenty-year-old Bronwyn Hyatt, a full-blooded Tufa has just returned from Iraq and must overcome devastating physical and mental injuries to keep her family from disaster. - (McMillan Palgrave)

<p><b><i>The Hum and the Shiver</i> by Alex Bledsoe is an enchanting tale of music and magic older than the hills, and the first book in the wondrous Tufa series. . . .</b></p><br><p>"Imagine a book somewhere between <i>American Gods</i> and Faulkner. In brief: a good book. Absolutely worth your time."—Patrick Rothfuss, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, on <i>The Hum and the Shiver</i></p><br><p>No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Enigmatic and suspicious of outsiders, the Tufa live quiet lives in the hills and valleys of Cloud County. While their origins may be a mystery, there are hints of their true nature buried in the songs they have passed down for generations.</p><p>Bronwyn Hyatt, a pure-blood Tufa, has always insisted on doing things her own way, regardless of the consequences. Even though Tufa rarely leave Cloud County, she enlisted in the Army to escape the pressures of Tufa life—her family, her obligations as a First Daughter, and her dangerous ex-boyfriend. But after barely surviving a devastating ambush that killed most of her fellow soldiers, Private Hyatt returns to Cloud County wounded in body and in spirit. But danger 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.</p><p>Now Bronwyn finds the greatest battle to be right here at home, where her obligations struggle with her need for freedom, and if she makes the wrong choice, the consequences could be deadly for all the Tufa. . . .</p><p>"A sheer delight."—<i>Kirkus Reviews,</i> starred review</p><p><i><b>Enter the captivating world of the fae in Alex Bledsoe's Tufa novels</b></i></p><p><i>The Hum and the Shiver</i><br><i>Wisp of a Thing</i><br><i>Long Black Curl</i><br><i>Chapel of Ease</i><br><i>Gather Her Round</i></p> - (McMillan Palgrave)