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'If the work is good enough, eventually somebody will notice'

This is my second post this year of quotes from Ron Rash. He’s one of my all-time favorite writers, and that he lives in the Southeast (and claims Western North Carolina as his region) makes me love his work that much more. 638 more words


Appalachian Noir: ABOVE THE WATERFALL by Ron Rash

Originally published in Bookpage.

Ron Rash may not have invented the “Appalachian Noir” genre, but he’s certainly perfected it over the past 15 years with modern classics like… 295 more words

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Book Review: The Cove

Author: Ron Rash
Genre: Romance/Tragedy
Page #: ~250
Easy to Einstein (1-5) Scale: 2
Overlaps: Serena by Ron Rash/ No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy… 302 more words

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Book of the Week: Above the Waterfall - Ron Rash

Way back in the mid-2000s Jen Reynolds, then at Joseph-Beth and now Director of Field Sales at Houghton Mifflin, praised to sky an Appalachian poet, story writer, and novelist who Harper had just signed. 738 more words


My Good Read of the Day (07/29/15)


by Ron Rash

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Ron Rash tells the story of “Serena” who as her refers to her is a “no nonsense” woman. 110 more words


A Little Piece of Nevada: Book Review of Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins

The collection of short stories by Claire Vaye Watkins has been one of my favorite reads this summer. The ten stories compiled in Battleborn provide fully developed, colorful characters that in habit the gray areas life with complicated emotions, choices, and motivations. 209 more words

The Cove by Ron Rash

The Cove by Ron Rash is a tragic story of worthy but unfortunate characters, living in remote and miserable surroundings, as semi-outcasts from their community. The story sounds pretty dreadful when I read that sentence back, but The Cove was actually really good. 500 more words

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