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Rash, Ron 1953-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 286 publications in 7 languages and 14,311 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  History  Love stories  Poetry  Short stories, American  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3568.A698, 813.54
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Publications about Ron Rash
Publications by Ron Rash
Most widely held works by Ron Rash
The cove by Ron Rash( Book )
33 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,837 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 )
50 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,826 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
Nothing gold can stay : stories by Ron Rash( Book )
19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,247 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 )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,168 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
The world made straight by Ron Rash( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,149 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 2014 in English and held by 942 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 934 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 Ron Rash( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 557 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 between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 490 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
Something rich and strange : selected stories by Ron Rash( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 384 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
Serena a novel by Ron Rash( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 342 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( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 233 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 142 libraries worldwide
Eureka Mill by Ron Rash( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Raising the dead by Ron Rash( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Among the believers by Ron Rash( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Woe to live on by Daniel Woodrell( file )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 85 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
Something rich and strange by Ron Rash( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 84 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"
The night the new Jesus fell to earth and other stories from Cliffside, North Carolina by Ron Rash( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 77 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"--
The Ron Rash reader by Ron Rash( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (214)
French (7)
Danish (5)
Dutch (5)
Chinese (1)
Korean (1)
Czech (1)
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