The World Made Straight: A Novel

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - 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. After hours of passing in and out of consciousness, Travis is discovered by Carlton Toomey, the wise and vicious farmer who set the trap to protect his plants, and Travis's confrontation with the subtle evils within his rural world has begun.

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. Travis becomes his student, but with the legacy of the civil war massacre that, even after a century, leading to a violent reckoning—not only with Toomey, of sorts, 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.

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. Now a major motion picture starring noah wyle, jeremy irvine, steve earle, adelaide clemens, minka kelly, and haley joel osment.

The World Made Straight: A Novel #ad - 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.

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Saints at the River: A Novel

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - 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. 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.

Saints at the river confirms the arrival of one of today's most gifted storytellers. 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.

Drawing on the same lyrical prose and strong sense of place that distinguished his award-winning first novel, the hold of the dead on the living, Ron Rash has written a book about the deepest human themes: the love of the land, One Foot in Eden, and the need to dive beneath the surface to arrive at a deeper truth.

Saints at the River: A Novel #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.

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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 Risen: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - 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. 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.

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. 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.

The Risen: A Novel #ad - Decades later, the once close brothers now lead completely different lives. 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. In its pages, haunting and chiding, the past rises up, 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.

While swimming in a secluded creek on a hot Sunday in 1969, sixteen-year-old Eugene and his older brother, Bill, meet the entrancing Ligeia.

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The Cove: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - 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. 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.

Laurel finds him in the woods, nearly stung to death by yellow jackets, and nurses him back to health. But walter harbors a secret that could destroy everything–and danger is closer than they know. 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 Cove: A Novel #ad - Alone except for her brother, Hank, newly returned from the trenches of France, she aches for her life to begin. Then it happens–a stranger appears, carrying nothing but a beautiful silver flute and a note explaining that his name is Walter, he is mute, and is bound for New York. The new york times bestselling author of serena returns to appalachia, this time at the height of World War I, 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, and even the light fears to travel.

This lyrical, as mesmerizing as its award-winning predecessor Serena, heart-rending tale, shows once again this masterful novelist at the height of his powers.

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Serena: A Novel P.S.

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - 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. 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.

Serena: A Novel P.S. #ad - Together this lord and lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or vanquish all who fall out of favor. Yet when serena learns that she will never bear a child, she sets out to murder the son George fathered without her.

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Country Dark

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Grove Press #ad - But when his family is threatened, Tucker is pushed into violence, which changes everything. It reintroduces the vital and absolutely distinct voice of Chris Offutt, a voice we’ve been missing for years. Cain, with a noose tightening evermore around a man who just wants to protect those he loves. The story of people living off the land and by their wits in a backwoods Kentucky world of shine-runners and laborers whose social codes are every bit as nuanced as the British aristocracy, Country Dark is a novel that blends the best of Larry Brown and James M.

He falls in love and starts a family, and while the Tuckers don’t have much, they have the love of their home and each other. Chris offutt is an outstanding literary talent, ernest Hemingway, whose work has been called “lean and brilliant” New York Times Book Review and compared by reviewers to Tobias Wolff, and Raymond Carver.

Country Dark #ad - He’s been awarded the whiting writers Award for Fiction/Nonfiction and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, among numerous other honors. His first work of fiction in nearly two decades, Country Dark is a taut, compelling novel set in rural Kentucky from the Korean War to 1970 . Tucker, a young veteran, returns from war to work for a bootlegger.

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What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

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Belt Publishing #ad - The book offers a must-needed insider's perspective on the region. In 2016, headlines declared Appalachia ground zero for America's "forgotten tribe" of white working class voters. Journalists flocked to the region to extract sympathetic profiles of families devastated by poverty, abandoned by establishment politics, and eager to consume cheap campaign promises.

What you are getting wrong about Appalachia is a frank assessment of America's recent fascination with the people and problems of the region. The book analyzes trends in contemporary writing on Appalachia, presents a brief history of Appalachia with an eye toward unpacking Appalachian stereotypes, art, and provides examples of writing, and policy created by Appalachians as opposed to for Appalachians.

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Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories

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Ecco #ad - 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.  . 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.

Winner of the frank o'connor international short story award, the old and new south, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, two O Henry prizes, tenderness and violence, Rash brilliantly illuminates the tensions between the traditional and the modern, man and nature. 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.

Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories #ad - No one captures the complexities of Appalachia—a rugged, brutal landscape of exquisite beauty—as evocatively and indelibly as author and poet Ron Rash. 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.

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Burning Bright: Stories

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

Burning Bright: Stories #ad - 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 Last Ballad: A Novel

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William Morrow #ad - 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.

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. 2 in bessemer City, North Carolina. Winner of the southern book prize for literary fictionnamed a best Book of 2017 by the Chicago Public Library and the American Library Association“Wiley Cash reveals the dignity and humanity of people asking for a fair shot in an unfair world.

Christina baker kline, author of a piece of the world and orphan trainthe new york times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events.

The Last Ballad: A Novel #ad - Her no-good husband, john, has run off again, 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. Lyrical, and haunting, heartbreaking, this eloquent novel confirms Wiley Cash’s place among our nation’s finest writers.

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