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Library Love: December 19, 2014

Library Love is a recurring post in which I share my weekly bounty from my public libraries.

Surprise, surprise, y’all – I made it to the local library this week! 390 more words

Reading Life

I Read It First: The World Made Straight

We’re starting things off with a fizzle rather than a bang here on I Read It First, with this rip-roaring bore of a book by Ron Rash. 710 more words


Movie review: Serena a calculated study of loss (with video)

2.5 stars out of 5
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Toby Jones, Rhys Ifans, David Dencik
Directed by: Susanne Bier
Running time: 109 minutes… 670 more words


Feeling the heartbeat

Ron Rash told the Charlotte Observer recently that a first draft is like “an ugly glob of clay on a wheel.”

It is an apt metaphor. 393 more words

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Wednesday Wanna-Read: Serena

My Wednesday Wanna-Read this week sounds like a great story of a scorned woman. My choice is Serena by Ron Rash.

This book will be released as a movie, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, in early 2015. 136 more words


Mini-review: Serena

Directed by Susanne Bier

Written by Christopher Kyle (screenplay) and Ron Rash (novel)

Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Toby Jones, Rhys Ifans, Sean Harris

The extreme saccharine romanticism of Pemberton’s (Cooper) first meeting with Serena (Lawrence) may cause some to wish the film had remained in the can another two years, yet brutal dramatisation of the dangers of logging and a story as melodramatic as they come proves a relentlessly entertaining combination. 101 more words

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Book Review: Serena by Ron Rash


by Ron Rash

genre: historical fiction

Synopsis from Goodreads

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. 387 more words