The Cove: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - Though the war in europe is near its end, patriotic fervor flourishes thanks to the likes of Chauncey Feith, an ambitious young army recruiter who stokes fear and outrage throughout the county. Alone except for her brother, newly returned from the trenches of France, Hank, she aches for her life to begin.

Then it happens–a stranger appears, he is mute, carrying nothing but a beautiful silver flute and a note explaining that his name is Walter, and is bound for New York. But walter harbors a secret that could destroy everything–and danger is closer than they know. Or so the townsfolk of mars hill believe–just as they know that Laurel Shelton, the lonely young woman who lives within its shadows, is a witch.

The Cove: A Novel #ad - Laurel finds him in the woods, nearly stung to death by yellow jackets, and nurses him back to health. The new york times bestselling author of serena returns to appalachia, forbidding place where spirits and fetches wander, with the story of a blazing but doomed love affair caught in the turmoil of a nation at warDeep in the rugged Appalachians of North Carolina lies the cove, a dark, this time at the height of World War I, and even the light fears to travel.

. In a time of uncertainty, when fear and ignorance reign, Laurel and Walter will discover that love may not be enough to protect them. This lyrical, heart-rending tale, as mesmerizing as its award-winning predecessor Serena, shows once again this masterful novelist at the height of his powers. As the days pass, walter slips easily into life in the cove and into Laurel's heart, bringing her the only real happiness she has ever known.

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Saints at the River: A Novel

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - A major new southern voice emerges in this novel about a town divided by the aftermath of a tragic accident--and the woman caught in the middleWhen a twelve-year-old girl drowns in the Tamassee River and her body is trapped in a deep eddy, the people of the small South Carolina town that bears the river's name are thrown into the national spotlight.

The girl's parents want to attempt a rescue of the body; environmentalists are convinced the rescue operation will cause permanent damage to the river and set a dangerous precedent. Torn between the two sides is maggie Glenn, a twenty-eight-year-old newspaper photographer who grew up in the town and has been sent to document the incident.

Saints at the River: A Novel #ad - Meanwhile, the reporter who's accompanied her to cover the story turns out to have a painful past of his own, and one that might stand in the way of their romance. Drawing on the same lyrical prose and strong sense of place that distinguished his award-winning first novel, Ron Rash has written a book about the deepest human themes: the love of the land, One Foot in Eden, the hold of the dead on the living, and the need to dive beneath the surface to arrive at a deeper truth.

Saints at the river confirms the arrival of one of today's most gifted storytellers. Since leaving home almost ten years ago, maggie has done her best to avoid her father, but now, as the town's conflict opens old wounds, she finds herself revisiting the past she's fought so hard to leave behind.

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Above the Waterfall: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - When an irascible elderly local is accused of poisoning a trout stream, Les and Becky are plunged into deep and dangerous waters, forced to navigate currents of disillusionment and betrayal that will force them to question themselves and test their tentative bond—and threaten to carry them over the edge.

Echoing the heartbreaking beauty of william faulkner and the spiritual isolation of Carson McCullers, brutal writer” Richard Price hailed as “one of the great American authors at work today” Janet Maslin, Above the Waterfall demonstrates once again the prodigious talent of “a gorgeous, New York Times.

Above the Waterfall: A Novel #ad - . In this poetic and haunting tale set in contemporary Appalachia, New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash illuminates lives shaped by violence and a powerful connection to the land. Les, a long-time sheriff just three-weeks from retirement, contends with the ravages of crystal meth and his own duplicity in his small Appalachian town.

Becky, a park ranger with a harrowing past, finds solace amid the lyrical beauty of this patch of North Carolina. Enduring the mistakes and tragedies that have indelibly marked them, they are drawn together by a reverence for the natural world.

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The Risen: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - Bill is a gifted and successful surgeon, while Eugene, and a paragon of the community, the town reprobate, is a failed writer and determined alcoholic. Or destroy his damaged life and everyone he loves? But can eugene’s recollections be trusted? And will the truth set him free and offer salvation. A sexy, ligeia entrances the brothers, free-spirited redhead from Daytona Beach banished to their small North Carolina town, especially Eugene, who is drawn to her raw sensuality and rebellious attitude.

In its pages, the past rises up, haunting and chiding, demanding answers of us all. The news & observer new york times bestselling author ron rash demonstrates his superb narrative skills in this suspenseful and evocative tale of two brothers whose lives are altered irrevocably by the events of one long-ago summer, one bewitching young woman—and the secrets that could destroy their lives.

The Risen: A Novel #ad - While swimming in a secluded creek on a hot Sunday in 1969, Bill, sixteen-year-old Eugene and his older brother, meet the entrancing Ligeia. The risen is an important novel — and an intriguing one — from one of our master storytellers. Eugene begins to move farther and farther away from his brother, and when Ligeia vanishes as suddenly as she appeared, the cautious and dutiful Bill, the growing rift between the two brothers becomes immutable.

Decades later, the once close brothers now lead completely different lives. When a shocking reminder of the past unexpectedly surfaces, Eugene is plunged back into that fateful summer, and the girl he cannot forget. The deeper eugene delves into his memories, the closer he comes to finding the truth.

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The World Made Straight: A Novel

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - Vivid, harrowing yet ultimately hopeful, The World Made Straight is Ron Rash's subtlest exploration yet of the painful conflict between the bonds of home and the desire for independence. After hours of passing in and out of consciousness, the wise and vicious farmer who set the trap to protect his plants, Travis is discovered by Carlton Toomey, and Travis's confrontation with the subtle evils within his rural world has begun.

Now leonard lives with his dogs and his sometime girlfriend in a run-down trailer outside town, deals a few drugs, and studies journals from the Civil War. Before long, travis has moved out of his parents' home to live with Leonard Shuler, a one-time schoolteacher who lost his job and custody of his daughter years ago, when he was framed by a vindictive student.

Now a major motion picture starring noah wyle, adelaide clemens, minka kelly, steve earle, jeremy irvine, and haley joel osment. One of the major writers of our time. The atlanta journal-constitutiontravis shelton is seventeen the summer he wanders into the woods onto private property outside his North Carolina hometown, discovers a grove of marijuana large enough to make him some serious money, and steps into the jaws of a bear trap.

The World Made Straight: A Novel #ad - Travis becomes his student, of sorts, leading to a violent reckoning—not only with Toomey, but with the legacy of the Civil War massacre that, and the fate of these two outsiders becomes increasingly entwined as the community's terrible past and corrupt present bear down on each of them from every direction, even after a century, continues to divide an Appalachian community.

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Serena: A Novel P.S.

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Yet when serena learns that she will never bear a child, she sets out to murder the son George fathered without her. Together this lord and lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or vanquish all who fall out of favor. The year is 1929, and newlyweds george and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire.

. Although george has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains—but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any man, hunting rattle-snakes, overseeing crews, even saving her husband's life in the wilderness. Mother and child begin a struggle for their lives, and when Serena suspects George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons' intense, passionate marriage starts to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning.

Serena: A Novel P.S. #ad - Rash's masterful balance of violence and beauty yields a riveting novel that, at its core, tells of love both honored and betrayed.

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My Old True Love

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Algonquin Books #ad - But, just as in the most tragic ballads, there is no stowing away of emotions. What he does about that love defies all his learning of family and loyalty and reminds us that those mournful ballads didn't just come from the imagination, but from the imperfections of the heart. It's not long before the two boys find themselves pursuing the affections of the same lovely girl, Mary, who eventually chooses Hackley for her husband.

As they raised their children, they taught them first to sing, for the songs told the children everything they needed to know about life. Sheila kay adams brings us a novel inspired by the ballads of the English, Scottish, and Irish. And when hackley leaves his wife under his cousin's care in the midst of the Civil War, Larkin finds himself drawn back to the woman who's held his heart for years.

My Old True Love #ad - As he grows up, of course, and, he hungrily learns every song he can, and goes head-to-head with his cousin Hackley for the best voice, the best attentions of the women. These long, violence and love, sad stories of heartbreak and betrayal, have been sung for generations by the descendents of those who settled the Appalachian mountains in the 1700s.

Even larkin stanton, just a baby when his parents die and he's taken in by his cousin Arty, starts humming before he starts talking. So it was with the stanton family living in Marshall, North Carolina, during the 1800s.

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Afterwards: A Novel

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Broadway Books #ad - From the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Sister comes a compelling, thrilling story of a mother who will do anything to protect her child. The school is on fire. Grace is the only one who can discover the culprit, and she will do whatever it takes to save her family and find out who committed the crime that rocked their lives.

While unearthing truths about her life that may help her find answers, Grace learns more about everyone around her -- and finds she has courage she never knew she possessed. Powerful and beautiful, with a riveting story and Lupton’s trademark elegant style that made Sister such a sweeping success, Afterwards explores the depths of a mother’s unswerving love.

Afterwards: A Novel #ad - . Her children are inside. Grace runs toward the burning building, desperate to reach them. In the aftermath of the devastating fire which tears her family apart, Grace embarks on a mission to find the person responsible and protect her children from further harm. This fire was not an accident, and her daughter Jenny may still be in grave danger.

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Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories

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Ecco #ad - Winner of the frank o'connor international short story award, rash brilliantly illuminates the tensions between the traditional and the modern, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the old and new south, tenderness and violence, two O Henry prizes, man and nature. Filled with suspense and myth, told in language that flows like “shimmering, hope and heartbreak, liquid poetry” Atlanta Journal Constitution, Something Rich and Strange is an iconic work from an American literary virtuoso.

 . Though the focus is regional, the themes of Rash’s work are universal, striking an emotional chord that resonates deep within each of our lives. Something rich and strange showcases this revered master’s artistry and craftsmanship in thirty stories culled from his previously published collections Nothing Gold Can Stay, Burning Bright, Chemistry, and The Night New Jesus Fell to Earth.

Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories #ad - From the acclaimed, new york times bestselling award-winning author of Serena and The Cove, thirty of his finest short stories, collected in one volume. No one captures the complexities of Appalachia—a rugged, brutal landscape of exquisite beauty—as evocatively and indelibly as author and poet Ron Rash.

Each work of short fiction demonstrates Rash’s dazzling ability to evoke the heart and soul of this land and its people—men and women inexorably tethered to the geography that defines and shapes them.

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Burning Bright: Stories

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - A gorgeous, brutal writer. Richard price, pen/faulkner finalist and new york times bestselling author of Serena, New York Times bestselling author of Lush Life and Clockers In Burning Bright, Ron Rash, captures the eerie beauty and stark violence of Appalachia through the lives of  unforgettable characters.

With this masterful collection of stories that span the civil war to the present day, Rash, a supremely talented writer who “recalls both John Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy” The New Yorker, solidifies his reputation as a major contemporary American literary artist.

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The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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Random House #ad - He becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his overlords in order to stay alive. Finalist for the national book critics circle award • winner of the dayton literary peace prize named one of the best books of the year by more than a dozen publications, including the washington post • entertainment weekly • the Wall Street Journal • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco ChroniclePraise for The Orphan Master’s Son“An exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart.

Pulitzer Prize citation“Mr. Driven to the absolute limit of what any human being could endure, a legendary actress “so pure, Sun Moon, he boldly takes on the treacherous role of rival to Kim Jong Il in an attempt to save the woman he loves, she didn’t know what starving people looked like. Part breathless thriller, the orphan master’s son is also a riveting portrait of a world heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with hunger, part story of innocence lost, corruption, part story of romantic love, stolen moments of beauty, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, and love.

The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel Pulitzer Prize for Fiction #ad - . The orphan master’s Son has an early lead on novel of the year. The daily beast “This is a novel worth getting excited about. The washington post “a ripping piece of fiction that is also an astute commentary on the nature of freedom, sacrifice, and glory. Elle.

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