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Rash, Ron 1953-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 234 publications in 3 languages and 12,756 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories, American  Love stories  Poetry  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Short stories 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3568.A698, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ron Rash
The cove by Ron Rash ( Book )
27 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living deep within a cove in the Appalachians of North Carolina during World War I, Laurel Shelton finally finds the happiness she deserves in Walter, a mysterious stranger who is mute, but their love cannot protect them from a devastating secret
Serena : a novel by Ron Rash ( Book )
35 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traveling to the mountains of 1929 North Carolina to forge a timber business with her new husband, Serena Pemberton champions her mastery of harsh natural and working conditions but turns murderous when she learns she cannot bear children
Saints at the river by Ron Rash ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maggie Glenn, a newspaper photographer sent to cover an incident in her home town, becomes caught in the middle of the conflict, opening old wounds and forcing her to revisit a past she wanted to leave behind
Nothing gold can stay : stories by Ron Rash ( Book )
15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pen/Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash turns again to Appalachia to capture lives haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear, in unforgettable stories that span from the Civil War to the present day. In the title story, two drug-addicted friends return to the farm where they worked as boys to steal their former boss's gruesomely unusual war trophies. In "The Trusty," which first appeared in The New Yorker, a prisoner sent to fetch water for his chain gang tries to sweet-talk a farmer's young wife into helping him escape, only to find that she is as trapped as he is. In "Something Rich and Strange," a diver is called upon to pull a drowned girl's body free from under a falls, but he finds her eerily at peace below the surface. The violence of Rash's characters and their raw setting are matched only by their resonance and stark beauty, a masterful combination that has earned Rash an avalanche of praise
The world made straight by Ron Rash ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past. Travis Shelton is seventeen the summer he wanders onto a neighbor's property in the woods, discovers a crop of marijuana large enough to make him some serious money, and steps into the jaws of a bear trap. 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. 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. Travis becomes his student, 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, leading to a violent reckoning-not only with Carlton, but with the legacy of the Civil War massacre that, even after a century, continues to divide an Appalachian community. Vivid, harrowing, yet ultimately hopeful, The World Made Straight offers a powerful exploration of the painful conflict between the bonds of home and the desire for independence
Burning bright : stories by Ron Rash ( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captures the eerie beauty, stark violence, and rugged character of Appalachia in a collection of stories that spans the Civil War to the present day
One foot in Eden : a novel by Ron Rash ( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1950's Appalachian South Carolina, sheriff William Alexander must solve the disappearance of Holland Winchester amid a backdrop of infidelity, jealousy, betrayal, and a valley filling with water behind a new dam
The cove by Catherine Coulter ( )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deep in the rugged Appalachians of North Carolina lies the cove, a dark, forbidding place where spirits and fetches wander, and even the light fears to travel. 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. Born with an angry purple blotch that stains her white skin, Laurel is shunned by the insular, superstitious locals. Alone except for her brother, Hank, newly returned from the trenches of France, she aches for her life to begin. Then it happens - a mysterious 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. Laurel finds him in the woods, nearly stung to death by yellow-jackets, and nurses him back to health. 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. But Walter harbors a dark secret that could destroy everything - and danger is closer than they know
Chemistry and other stories by Ron Rash ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rash returns to short fiction with 13 snapshots of contemporary Appalachia. There are double-wide trailers, aging cars and lost souls "resigned to bad times and trouble," but there's also, in "Honesty," a lit professor struggling to get out from under his rich, cynical wife. In the title story, a chemistry teacher prescribed Elavil and shock treatments for a "chemical imbalance" seeks emotional ballast in the backwoods evangelical religion of his youth
Serena a novel by Ron Rash ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains; but she soon shows herself to be equal of any man, overseeing crews, hunting rattlesnake, even saving her husband's life
Nothing gold can stay stories by Ron Rash ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the title story, two drug-addicted friends return to the farm where they worked as boys to steal their boss's unusual but valuable war trophies. In The Trusty, a convict sent to fetch water tries to sweet talk a farmer's young wife into helping him escape, only to find she too is imprisoned in her own way. In Something Rich and Strange, a diver is called upon to pull a drowned girl's body free from under a falls, but finds her eerily at peace below the surface
Waking by Ron Rash ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Serena by Ron Rash ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Noord-Carolina, 1929, trouwt een jongeman met een mysterieuze vrouw uit Boston; hij brengt haar naar zijn houthakkersbedrijf. Al snel merkt hij dat zij een bijzonder sterke vrouw is met een eigen agenda die niets en niemand kan veranderen
Eureka Mill by Ron Rash ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raising the dead by Ron Rash ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De fluitspeler by Ron Rash ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In een sombere omgeving in de Amerikaanse Appalachen wordt tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog een Duitse vluchteling opgevangen
Among the believers by Ron Rash ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Woe to live on by Daniel Woodrell ( )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the border states of Kansas and Missouri, Woe to Live On explores the nature of lawlessness and violence, friendship and loyalty, through the eyes of young recruit Jake Roedel. Where he and his fellow First Kansas Irregulars go, no one is safe, no one can be neutral. Roedel grows up fast, experiencing a brutal parody of war without standards or mercy. But as friends fall and families flee, he questions his loyalties and becomes an outsider even to those who have become outlaws
The night the new Jesus fell to earth and other stories from Cliffside, North Carolina by Ron Rash ( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Casualties by Ron Rash ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (177)
Dutch (4)
Danish (2)
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