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    • ISBN:9781474606844
    • Publication date:30 May 2019

Wayfaring Stranger

A Musical Journey in the American South

By Emma John

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A journey to the American South in search of friendship, life lessons and bluegrass.

Can you feel nostalgic for a life you've never known?

Suffused with her much-loved warmth and wit, Emma John's memoir follows her moving and memorable journey to master one of the hardest musical styles on earth - and to find her place in an alien world.

Emma had fallen out of love with her violin when a chance trip to the American South introduced her to bluegrass music. Classically trained, highly strung and wedded to London life, Emma was about as country as a gin martini. So why did it feel like a homecoming?

Answering that question takes Emma deep into the Appalachian mountains, where she uncovers a hidden culture that confounds every expectation - and learns some emotional truths of her own.

Biographical Notes

Emma John is the award-winning author of Following On: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession and Terrible Cricket, which was named the 2017 Wisden Book of the Year. She writes for the Guardian and in 2008 was the first woman ever to win a Sports Journalism Award.

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  • ISBN: 9781474606868
  • Publication date: 30 May 2019
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