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Rash, Ron 1953-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 372 publications in 12 languages and 19,748 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Short stories, American  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Bildungsromans  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee
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 )
62 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,969 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 )
27 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,503 libraries worldwide
In the shadow of a deep cove, Laurel Shelton and her brother Hank have built a home. The locals whisper about the cove being cursed - good fortune rarely seems to reach their little cabin in the woods. But when a stranger turns up, hiding among the trees, the course of their lives seems altered. The mysterious Walter begins helping Hank on the farm and brings Laurel the only real comfort she's ever known. Finally the dark cloud hanging over the cove lifts, but then a secret is uncovered which threatens to shatter their newly found happiness. As their neighbours begin to stoke a fire of rage against the cove and its inhabitants, Laurel, Hank and Walter come to understand the profound danger they are in
Above the waterfall : a novel by Ron Rash( Book )
19 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 1,442 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
The world made straight by Ron Rash( Book )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,250 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
Saints at the river by Ron Rash( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,145 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 )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,075 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
Something rich and strange : selected stories by Ron Rash( Archival Material )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 958 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
One foot in Eden : a novel by Ron Rash( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 950 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 risen : a novel by Ron Rash( Book )
10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 916 libraries worldwide
Estranged for decades after a turbulent 1969 summer spent with a free-spirited redhead, two brothers are forced by a shocking reminder to confront the past events that divided them
Burning bright : stories by Ron Rash( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 894 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
The cove by Ron Rash( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 506 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 )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 470 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( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 393 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
Above the waterfall by Ron Rash( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 359 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
Poems : new and selected by Ron Rash( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
"A collection of haunting lyricism that evokes the beauty and hardship of the rural South, by a revered American master of letters the award-winning, bestselling author of the novels Serena, Something Rich and Strange, and Above the Waterfall. In this incandescent, profound, and accessible collection, beloved and award-winning poet, novelist, and short-story writer Ron Rash vividly channels the rhythms of life in Appalachia, deftly capturing the panoply of individuals who are its heart and soul men and women inured to misfortune and hard times yet defined by tremendous fortitude, resilience, and a fierce sense of community. In precise, supple language that swerves from the stark to the luminous, Rash richly describes the splendor of the natural landscape and poignantly renders the lives of those dependent on its bounty in cotton mills and tobacco fields, farmlands and forests. The haunting memories and shared histories of these people their rituals and traditions animate this land, and are celebrated in Rash s crystalline, intensely imagined verse. With an eye for the surprising and vivid detail, Ron Rash powerfully captures the sorrows and exaltations of this wondrous world he knows intimately. Illuminating and indelible, Poems demonstrates his rich talents and confirms his legacy as a standard-bearer for the literature of the American South." --Book jacket
Nothing gold can stay : stories by Ron Rash( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 222 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 145 libraries worldwide
Eureka Mill by Ron Rash( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Raising the dead by Ron Rash( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
The night the new Jesus fell to earth and other stories from Cliffside, North Carolina by Ron Rash( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 106 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"--
 
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Alternative Names
Rash, Ron Vincent 1953-
Ron Rash American poet, short story writer and novelist
Ron Rash Amerikaans romanschrijver
론 래시
ラッシュ, ロン
ロン・ラッシュ
Languages
English (258)
French (28)
Dutch (6)
Danish (5)
Spanish (3)
German (2)
Chinese (2)
Japanese (2)
Polish (2)
Korean (1)
Hungarian (1)
Czech (1)
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