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Ron Rash

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Verk av Ron Rash

Serena (2008) 1,780 exemplar
The Cove (2012) 783 exemplar
One Foot in Eden (2002) 516 exemplar
Burning Bright: Stories (2010) 426 exemplar
Above the Waterfall (2015) 410 exemplar
The World Made Straight (2006) 378 exemplar
Saints at the River (2004) 363 exemplar
Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories (2013) 274 exemplar
The Risen (2016) 216 exemplar
The Caretaker (2023) 149 exemplar
Chemistry and Other Stories (2007) 132 exemplar
Eureka Mill (1998) 47 exemplar
Raising the Dead (2002) 44 exemplar

Associerade verk

The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 411 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 362 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 264 exemplar
The Best American Mystery Stories 2019 (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 51 exemplar
New Stories from the South 2008: The Year's Best (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 50 exemplar
New Stories from the South 2010: The Year's Best (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 39 exemplar
Stories from the Blue Moon Café II (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 30 exemplar
Red Holler: Contemporary Appalachian Literature (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 16 exemplar
A Cast of Characters and Other Stories (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar
Surreal South (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar
The Alumni Grill: Anthology of Southern Writers (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar
Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon 2015 Anthology (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar


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I have to thank my GR friends for letting me know that Ron Rash even exists!

Listened to this on audio (which, I admit is one of the weaker audio narrations I've heard). Took me a while to to get into the book, but when I did ---- what a good story.

Although the book is set in a small North Carolina town, it's as timely as ever (unfortunately..) It's a tale of the tragic consequences when ignorance, prejudice, and superstition are fueled by hate and pride.

This book has a beautiful lyricism and I loved the descriptions of music and birds.

4 solid stars.
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jj24 | 49 andra recensioner | May 27, 2024 |
I developed another Rash. This one took me back to the mountains of North Carolina. However, instead of meeting the good-hearted people of [b:The Cove|11807189|The Cove|Ron Rash||16760618], I was introduced to some of the most ruthless characters in literature.

Serena and George Pemberton have never met a living creature (human, animal, or plant) they do not wish to dominate (or destroy) for their own gain. With an element of suspense, Rash weaves a tale of ambition gone awry.

Highly recomended for fans of southern literature, those who like strong female characaters, or those who just like a darn good story.

4.5 stars.
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jj24 | 112 andra recensioner | May 27, 2024 |
Perhaps not my favorite Ron Rash, but that's kind of like saying "Well, it wasn't my favorite trip to Paris". It's still a trip to Paris, which means it's pretty damn good.

With themes of [b:The Secret Wisdom of the Earth|22217702|The Secret Wisdom of the Earth|Christopher Scotton||41558303] and [b:A Land More Kind Than Home|12408149|A Land More Kind Than Home|Wiley Cash||17389742], Rash tells the tale of a local Sheriff on the verge of retirement, land rights, environmental damage, and the plague of drug addiction. Each character with a back story.

More than in any of his other books, he also writes so beautifully about the natural world, I just have to stop and catch my breath. It's all right there if you just stop and look.

"Last week I brought the children to the meadow. How many different things can you see? At first, only three -- tree, grass, flower. Then as they moved around the meadow -- actually seeing -- over a hundred before they left. As I step out of the meadow after they leave I hear a crunch. Cicada sluff. What a gift! To shed one's old self so easily."

3.5 stars
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jj24 | 29 andra recensioner | May 27, 2024 |
Ron Rash proves once again he is a master of southern fiction (as if there was any doubt) in his latest book "The Risen."

When erosion reveals human bones alongside Panther Creek in a small North Carolina town, brothers Eugene and Bill relive the fateful summer of 1969 when they met the wild and mysterious Ligeia.

While the novel is fueled with questions of "who dunnit?" and "what the heck happened?" its true strength is in its character study of two very different brothers, their tyrannical grandfather, and an untethered free spirit. Rash forces his readers to consider whether reprehensible acts are ever justifiable, and what, if anything, someone can do to earn redemption. He relies on his readers to draw conclusions and says just enough, without fully closing the circle -- which can make for an even stronger impact.

Highly recommended. 4 stars

Thank you to Ecco publishing and Edelweiss for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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jj24 | 24 andra recensioner | May 27, 2024 |



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