September 24, 2013
|A Ballad Novel
|Thomas Dunne Books
|Sharyn McCrumb (English MA ’85)
|In June 2015 King's Mountain received the Patricia Winn Award for Southern Fiction from the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Council, Clarksville TN. The novel was also honored by the Edward Buncombe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Asheville NC. King's Mountain tells the story of the Revolutionary War battle that changed the course of the war. Told from the points of view of Patriot leader John Sevier and Tory camp follower Virginia Sal, the novel brings to life the people and events in the southern front of the Revolution—a story largely ignored by the history books.