Books by Ron Rash

Ron Rash is the author of the prizewinning novels One Foot in Eden (0-312-42305-5) and Saints at the River (0-312-42491-4), as well as three collections of poetry and two of short stories. He is the recipient of an O. Henry Prize and the James Still Awar


SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE by Ron Rash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"These superbly suspenseful stories evoke a world of hurt, but what makes them so deeply satisfying is that they enlarge our capacity for empathy."
This selection of 34 stories from four collections signals the growing prominence of a fine author; the movie of his enthralling 2008 novel Serena is due this fall. Rash's writing is rooted in the mountains of North Carolina, the region's history and folkways.Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Rash's oneness with the region and its people makes an indelible impression."
Traps are embedded in the violence-streaked stories that comprise another fine collection from Rash (The Cove, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
THE COVE by Ron Rash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"Even better than the bestselling Serena (2008), for here Rash has elevated melodrama to tragedy."
Lonely young woman meets mysterious stranger. What might have been trite and formulaic is anything but in Rash's fifth novel, a dark tale of Appalachian superstition and jingoism so good it gives you chills. Read full book review >
BURNING BRIGHT by Ron Rash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"A nicely varied feast from a master of the form."
Searing collection of short fiction from critically acclaimed Rash (Serena, 2008, etc.) Read full book review >
SERENA by Ron Rash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Should be a breakthrough for this masterful storyteller."
The latest from Rash (The World Made Straight, 2006, etc.) is a fine melodrama about a wealthy homicidal couple, latter-day Macbeths, in Depression-era Appalachia. Read full book review >
CHEMISTRY by Ron Rash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"No matter the story, Rash grabs you and doesn't let go."
It's grand to see a writer coming into his own, as Rash does in this punchy story collection, following some impressive novels (The World Made Straight, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT by Ron Rash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2006

"It lacks the seamless strength of Rash's terrific Saints at the River (2004), this is nonetheless thoughtful, above-average entertainment."
Civil War ghosts hover over a scrappy teenager and his surrogate father in a Southern tale that mixes suspense, coming-of-age and historical elements. Read full book review >
SAINTS AT THE RIVER by Ron Rash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2004

"Spare, resonant, unputdownable."
A gripping environmental drama pits the rescue of a drowned child against the integrity of a river. Read full book review >