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Rash, Ron 1953-

Overview
Works: 63 works in 321 publications in 11 languages and 16,816 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Film adaptations  Short stories, American  Love stories  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3568.A698, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Ron Rash
Publications by Ron Rash
Most widely held works by Ron Rash
Serena : a novel by Ron Rash( Book )
53 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,899 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
The cove by Ron Rash( Book )
34 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,508 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
The world made straight by Ron Rash( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,236 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
Nothing gold can stay : stories by Ron Rash( Book )
16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,154 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
Saints at the river by Ron Rash( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,142 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
One foot in Eden : a novel by Ron Rash( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 943 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
Above the waterfall : a novel by Ron Rash( Book )
10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 890 libraries worldwide
Enduring the mistakes and tragedies that have shaped their lives in contemporary Appalachia, a sheriff on the brink of retirement and a haunted park ranger confront violent forces when an elderly local is accused of poisoning a trout stream
Burning bright : stories by Ron Rash( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 874 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
Something rich and strange : selected stories by Ron Rash( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 871 libraries worldwide
No one captures the complexities of Appalachia as evocatively as Rash. This collection of short stories demonstrate his ability to evoke the heart and soul of this land and its people
Chemistry and other stories by Ron Rash( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 485 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
The cove by Ron Rash( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 483 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
Serena a novel by Ron Rash( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 384 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 the equal of any man, overseeing crews, hunting rattlesnakes, even saving her husband's life in the wilderness
Above the waterfall a novel by Ron Rash( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Les, a long-time sheriff nearing retirement, contends with the ravages of poverty and crystal meth on his small Appalachian town. Nestled in a beautiful hollow, his is a tight-knit community rife with secrets and suspicious of outsiders. Becky, a park ranger, arrives in this remote patch of North Carolina hoping to ease the anguish of a harrowing past. Searching for tranquility amid the verdant stillness, she finds solace in poetry and the splendor of the land. A vicious crime will plunge both sheriff and ranger into deep and murky waters, forging an unexpected bond between them. Caught in a vortex of duplicity and betrayal, they must navigate the dangerous currents of a tragedy that turns neighbor against neighbor--and threatens to sweep them all over the edge
Nothing gold can stay stories by Ron Rash( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 211 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
Something rich and strange by Ron Rash( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
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. Filled with suspense and myth, hope and heartbreak, told in language that flows like "shimmering, liquid poetry"
Waking by Ron Rash( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Eureka Mill by Ron Rash( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Raising the dead by Ron Rash( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
The night the new Jesus fell to earth and other stories from Cliffside, North Carolina by Ron Rash( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
"The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth was originally released in 1994 and was the first published book from acclaimed writer Ron Rash. This twentieth anniversary edition takes us back to where it all began with ten linked short stories, framed like a novel, introducing us to a trio of memorable narrators--Tracy, Randy, and Vincent--making their way against the hardscrabble backdrop of the North Carolina foothills. With a comedic touch that may surprise readers familiar only with Rash's later, darker fiction, these earnest tales reveal the hard lessons of good whiskey, bad marriages, weak foundations, familial legacies, questionable religious observances, and the dubious merits of possum breeding, as well as the hard-won reconciliations with self, others, and home that can only be garnered in good time. The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth shows us the promising beginnings of a master storyteller honing his craft and contributing from the start to the fine traditions of southern fiction and lore. This Southern Revivals edition includes a new introduction from the author and a contextualizing preface from series editor Robert H. Brinkmeyer, director of the University of South Carolina Institute for Southern Studies"--
Serena by Susanne Bier( visu )
12 editions published in 2015 in English and German and held by 88 libraries worldwide
In 1929, just as the Depression has hit, newlywed couple George and Serena Pemberton, move from Boston to North Carolina to build a timber empire. Although Serena proves herself to be an important part of their success, overseeing crews and handling every bit of trouble that comes upon them, when Serena discovers she's unable to bear children, it sets her on a path of destruction
 
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Alternative Names
Rash, Ron Vincent 1953-
Ron Rash American poet, short story writer and novelist
론 래시
ラッシュ, ロン
Languages
English (235)
French (24)
Dutch (6)
Danish (5)
Spanish (3)
German (2)
Polish (2)
Chinese (1)
Korean (1)
Hungarian (1)
Czech (1)
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