Biography

Ron Rash

Ron Rashis the author of the PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling novel SERENA, in addition to other prizewinning novels, including THE COVE, ONE FOOT IN EDEN and SAINTS AT THE RIVER. He has written four collections of poems, and five collections of stories, among them BURNING BRIGHT, which won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and CHEMISTRY AND OTHER STORIES, which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Twice the recipient of the O. Henry Prize, he teaches at Western Carolina University.

Ron Rash

Books by Ron Rash

by Ron Rash - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Suspense

Vivid, harrowing yet ultimately hopeful, THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT is Ron Rash’s exploration of the painful conflict between the bonds of home and the desire for independence --- soon to be a major motion picture from Millennium Entertainment, starring Haley Joel Osmont, Minka Kelly and Jeremy Irvine.

by Ron Rash - Fiction, Short Stories

SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE showcases Ron Rash’s artistry and craftsmanship in 30 stories culled from his previously published collections NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY, BURNING BRIGHT, CHEMISTRY and THE NIGHT NEW JESUS FELL TO EARTH. 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.

by Ron Rash - Fiction, Short Stories

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 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.

by Ron Rash - Historical Fiction, Love & Romance

Deep in the rugged Appalachians of North Carolina lies a dark, forbidding place called the cove and within its shadows lives Laurel Shelton, a lonely young woman who’s believed to be a witch. One day, a stranger appears who explains in a note that his name is Walter and he is a mute. Laurel experiences true companionship and happiness for the first time, but Walter harbors a secret that could destroy everything.

by Ron Rash

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. Together this lord and lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or vanquish all who fall out of favor. Yet when Serena learns that she will never bear a child, she sets out to murder the son George fathered without her.