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Rash, Ron 1953-

Works: 79 works in 499 publications in 14 languages and 21,247 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Historical fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories, American  Drama  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3568.A698, 813.54
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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 )
81 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 13 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 )
41 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,522 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's mute, but their love can't protect them from a devastating secret
Above the waterfall : a novel by Ron Rash( Book )
23 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 1,611 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 )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,308 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
The risen : a novel by Ron Rash( Book )
17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,242 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
Saints at the river by Ron Rash( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
When a twelve-year-old girl drowns in the Tamassee River and her body is trapped in a deep eddy, the people of the small South Carolina town that bears the river's name are thrown into the national spotlight. The girl's parents want to attempt a rescue of the body; environmentalists are convinced the rescue operation will cause permanent damage to the river and set a dangerous precedent. Torn between the two sides is Maggie Glenn, a twenty-eight-year-old newspaper photographer who grew up in the town and has been sent to document the incident. Since leaving home almost ten years ago, Maggie has done her best to avoid her father, but now, as the town's conflict opens old wounds, she finds herself revisiting the past she's fought so hard to leave behind
Something rich and strange : selected stories by Ron Rash( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,004 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 )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 951 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
Burning bright : stories by Ron Rash( Book )
24 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 905 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 )
26 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 501 libraries worldwide
Deep in the rugged Appalachians of North Carolina lies the cove, a dark, forbidding place where spirits and fetches wander. 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. Alone except for her brother, Hank, she aches for her life to begin. Then it happens - a stranger appears, carrying a note explaining that his name is Walter, he is mute, and is bound for New York
Chemistry and other stories by Ron Rash( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 462 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
Above the waterfall by Ron Rash( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 400 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 the 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
Serena : a novel by Ron Rash( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 391 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
Poems : new and selected by Ron Rash( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 263 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."--Jacket
Nothing gold can stay : stories by Ron Rash( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 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
The risen by Ron Rash( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 195 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
Waking by Ron Rash( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Long live Ron Rash the storyteller, but heres the news. Ron Rash the poet is back and giving us poems that are both the river stones and the water making them shine. If allowed only two words for this wonderful poet, they would have to be clear and lithe
Eureka Mill by Ron Rash( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Eureka Mill tells the story of Carolina cotton mill workers through poetry. Clemson, S.C., poet Ron Rash follows the migrations of Appalachian mountain farmers to Piedmont mill villages. Following the blood-memory of his parents and grandparents, Rash tells the human stories of cotton mill life: long hours, low pay, loss of self-sufficiency. Yet through this often bleak story, the joys of textile community life show through, as do the complexities of an economy built on the sacrificies of these honorable families. The poetry of Eureka Mill is chilling, masterful and unforgettable
Serena by Susanne Bier( visu )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 112 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
The night the new Jesus fell to earth and other stories from Cliffside, North Carolina by Ron Rash( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 111 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 Amerikaans romanschrijver
론 래시
ラッシュ, ロン
English (330)
French (34)
Dutch (9)
Danish (6)
German (3)
Italian (3)
Spanish (3)
Chinese (2)
Japanese (2)
Polish (2)
Hungarian (2)
Portuguese (1)
Korean (1)
Czech (1)
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