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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - Since leaving home almost ten years ago, as the town's conflict opens old wounds, Maggie has done her best to avoid her father, but now, she finds herself revisiting the past she's fought so hard to leave behind. 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.

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. 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.

Saints at the River: A Novel #ad - 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, the hold of the dead on the living, One Foot in Eden, 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. 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.

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The Risen: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - . 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. 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. Bill is a gifted and successful surgeon, the town reprobate, while Eugene, and a paragon of the community, is a failed writer and determined alcoholic. The risen is an important novel — and an intriguing one — from one of our master storytellers.

But can eugene’s recollections be trusted? And will the truth set him free and offer salvation. Or destroy his damaged life and everyone he loves? A sexy, ligeia entrances the brothers, especially Eugene, free-spirited redhead from Daytona Beach banished to their small North Carolina town, who is drawn to her raw sensuality and rebellious attitude.

When a shocking reminder of the past unexpectedly surfaces, Eugene is plunged back into that fateful summer, and the girl he cannot forget.

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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, Above the Waterfall demonstrates once again the prodigious talent of “a gorgeous, brutal writer” Richard Price hailed as “one of the great American authors at work today” Janet Maslin, 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 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. 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, even after a century, 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, continues to divide an Appalachian community.

Now a major motion picture starring noah wyle, jeremy irvine, adelaide clemens, steve earle, minka kelly, 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 - . 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.

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The Cove: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - In a time of uncertainty, when fear and ignorance reign, Laurel and Walter will discover that love may not be enough to protect them. The new york times bestselling author of serena returns to appalachia, forbidding place where spirits and fetches wander, a dark, 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, this time at the height of World War I, and even the light fears to travel.

But walter harbors a secret that could destroy everything–and danger is closer than they know. 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. 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.

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. 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.

The Cove: A Novel #ad - 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. Laurel finds him in the woods, nearly stung to death by yellow jackets, and nurses him back to health.

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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.

Serena: A Novel P.S. #ad - Mother and child begin a struggle for their lives, the Pembertons' intense, and when Serena suspects George is protecting his illegitimate family, passionate marriage starts to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning. Rash's masterful balance of violence and beauty yields a riveting novel that, at its core, tells of love both honored and betrayed.

Although george has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, hunting rattle-snakes, Serena is new to the mountains—but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any man, overseeing crews, even saving her husband's life in the wilderness.

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Burning Bright: Stories

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Burning Bright: Stories #ad - A gorgeous, brutal writer. Richard price, ron rash, new york times bestselling author of lush life and Clockers In Burning Bright, Pen/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, 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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Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories

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Ecco #ad - 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.

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

Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories #ad -  . 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. 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.

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Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories

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Ecco #ad - Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories #ad - From ron rash, comes a new collection of unforgettable stories set in Appalachia that focuses on the lives of those haunted by violence and tenderness, PEN / Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, hope and fear—spanning the Civil War to the present day. The darkness of ron rash’s work contrasts with its unexpected sensitivity and stark beauty in a manner that could only be accomplished by this master of the short story form.

Nothing gold can stay includes 14 stories, including Rash’s “The Trusty, ” which first appeared in The New Yorker.

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The Last Ballad: A Novel

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William Morrow #ad - To maintain their control, the owners will use every means in their power, including bloodshed, to prevent workers from banding together. While the dirty, hazardous job at the mill earns Ella May a paltry nine dollars for seventy-two hours of work each week, it’s the only opportunity she has. Illuminating the most painful corners of their history, for the first time, she reveals, the tragedy that befell Ella May after that fateful union meeting in 1929.

Intertwining myriad voices, wiley cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America—and pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe.

2 in bessemer City, North Carolina. Lyrical, and haunting, heartbreaking, this eloquent novel confirms Wiley Cash’s place among our nation’s finest writers. Her no-good husband, has run off again, John, and she must keep her four young children alive with whatever work she can find. When the union leaflets begin circulating, Ella May has a taste of hope, a yearning for the better life the organizers promise.

The Last Ballad: A Novel #ad - On the night of the county’s biggest rally, her friends, weighing the costs of her choice, Ella May, makes up her mind to join the movement—a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her town—indeed all that she loves. Seventy-five years later, now an elderly woman, Ella May’s daughter Lilly, tells her nephew about his grandmother and the events that transformed their family.

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Desperation Road

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Lee Boudreaux Books #ad - But when he returns home, he soon discovers that revenge lives and breathes all around him. On the same day that russell is released from prison, a woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the interstate under the punishing summer sun. His sentence is now up, and he believes his debt has been paid.

An amazon best book of the monthan indie next picka barnes & noble discover pickone of southern living's Best Southern Books of 2017In the vein of Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone and the works of Ron Rash, whiskey, guns, a novel set in a tough-and-tumble Mississippi town where drugs, and the desire for revenge violently intersect.

For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sits in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. Desperate and exhausted, the pair spend their last dollar on a room for the night, a night that ends with Maben running through the darkness holding a pistol, and a dead deputy sprawled in the middle o the road in the glow of his own headlights.

Desperation Road #ad - With the dawn, destinies collide, and Russell is forced to decide whose life he will save--his own or those of the woman and child. Delivered in powerful and lyrical prose, Desperation Road is a story of troubled souls twisted with regret and bound by secrets that stretch over the years and across the land.

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