The Risen: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - The risen is an important novel — and an intriguing one — from one of our master storytellers. A sexy, ligeia entrances the brothers, free-spirited redhead from Daytona Beach banished to their small North Carolina town, especially Eugene, who is drawn to her raw sensuality and rebellious attitude. But can eugene’s recollections be trusted? And will the truth set him free and offer salvation.

When a shocking reminder of the past unexpectedly surfaces, Eugene is plunged back into that fateful summer, and the girl he cannot forget. The deeper eugene delves into his memories, the closer he comes to finding the truth. Or destroy his damaged life and everyone he loves? In its pages, haunting and chiding, the past rises up, demanding answers of us all.

The Risen: A Novel #ad - The news & observer new york times bestselling author ron rash demonstrates his superb narrative skills in this suspenseful and evocative tale of two brothers whose lives are altered irrevocably by the events of one long-ago summer, one bewitching young woman—and the secrets that could destroy their lives.

While swimming in a secluded creek on a hot Sunday in 1969, Bill, sixteen-year-old Eugene and his older brother, meet the entrancing Ligeia. Bill is a gifted and successful surgeon, while Eugene, and a paragon of the community, the town reprobate, is a failed writer and determined alcoholic. Eugene begins to move farther and farther away from his brother, and when Ligeia vanishes as suddenly as she appeared, the cautious and dutiful Bill, the growing rift between the two brothers becomes immutable.

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Saints at the River: A Novel

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - 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. Meanwhile, the reporter who's accompanied her to cover the story turns out to have a painful past of his own, and one that might stand in the way of their romance.

Drawing on the same lyrical prose and strong sense of place that distinguished his award-winning first novel, One Foot in Eden, the hold of the dead on the living, Ron Rash has written a book about the deepest human themes: the love of the land, and the need to dive beneath the surface to arrive at a deeper truth.

Saints at the River: A Novel #ad - Saints at the river confirms the arrival of one of today's most gifted storytellers. 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. A major new southern voice emerges in this novel about a town divided by the aftermath of a tragic accident--and the woman caught in the middleWhen 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.

Since leaving home almost ten years ago, but now, Maggie has done her best to avoid her father, as the town's conflict opens old wounds, she finds herself revisiting the past she's fought so hard to leave behind.

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Above the Waterfall: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - In this poetic and haunting tale set in contemporary Appalachia, New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash illuminates lives shaped by violence and a powerful connection to the land. Les, a long-time sheriff just three-weeks from retirement, contends with the ravages of crystal meth and his own duplicity in his small Appalachian town.

Becky, a park ranger with a harrowing past, finds solace amid the lyrical beauty of this patch of North Carolina. Enduring the mistakes and tragedies that have indelibly marked them, they are drawn together by a reverence for the natural world. When an irascible elderly local is accused of poisoning a trout stream, Les and Becky are plunged into deep and dangerous waters, forced to navigate currents of disillusionment and betrayal that will force them to question themselves and test their tentative bond—and threaten to carry them over the edge.

Above the Waterfall: A Novel #ad - Echoing the heartbreaking beauty of william faulkner and the spiritual isolation of Carson McCullers, Above the Waterfall demonstrates once again the prodigious talent of “a gorgeous, brutal writer” Richard Price hailed as “one of the great American authors at work today” Janet Maslin, New York Times.

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Short People Vintage Contemporaries

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Vintage #ad - And in the collection's climactic story, "Failure to Thrive, " a maternity ward nurse takes compassion too far. In "red lobster, " which won the nelson algren Award, a gaggle of children try to please the father who has rounded them up from their various homes to take them to a fateful dinner. In "the age of exploration, " two boys experience the world so differently--Billy through science; Jason with fantastical powers of imagination--that they sense their lives will stray irrevocably away from each other.

Emotionally astute, brilliantly written, these stories mark the arrival of a powerful new voice in American literature. James michener fellowship winner joshua furst's widely acclaimed debut collection explores the perils and paradoxes of childhood in ten harrowing, moving, and surprising stories, offering a rare and unsentimental depiction of the lives of American youth.

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Burning Bright: Stories

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - With this masterful collection of stories that span the civil war to the present day, Rash, a supremely talented writer who “recalls both John Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy” The New Yorker, solidifies his reputation as a major contemporary American literary artist. A gorgeous, brutal writer. Richard price, ron rash, new york times bestselling author of lush life and Clockers In Burning Bright, Pen/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, captures the eerie beauty and stark violence of Appalachia through the lives of  unforgettable characters.

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The Last Ballad: A Novel

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William Morrow #ad - Her no-good husband, has run off again, John, and she must keep her four young children alive with whatever work she can find. When the union leaflets begin circulating, Ella May has a taste of hope, a yearning for the better life the organizers promise. Winner of the southern book prize for literary fictionnamed a best Book of 2017 by the Chicago Public Library and the American Library Association“Wiley Cash reveals the dignity and humanity of people asking for a fair shot in an unfair world.

Christina baker kline, author of a piece of the world and orphan trainthe new york times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events.

The Last Ballad: A Novel #ad - To maintain their control, including bloodshed, the owners will use every means in their power, to prevent workers from banding together. Illuminating the most painful corners of their history, she reveals, for the first time, the tragedy that befell Ella May after that fateful union meeting in 1929. Intertwining myriad voices, wiley cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America—and pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers.

The insular community considers the mill’s owners—the newly arrived Goldberg brothers—white but not American and expects them to pay Ella May and other workers less because they toil alongside African Americans like Violet, Ella May’s best friend. The chronicle of an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, Dennis Lehane’s The Given Day, with the emotional power of Ron Rash’s Serena, The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice, and the unforgettable films Norma Rae and Silkwood.

Twelve times a week, twenty-eight-year-old Ella May Wiggins makes the two-mile trek to and from her job on the night shift at American Mill No.

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The World Made Straight: A Novel

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - 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. 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.

Now a major motion picture starring noah wyle, jeremy irvine, adelaide clemens, minka kelly, steve earle, and haley joel osment. One of the major writers of our time. The atlanta journal-constitutiontravis shelton is seventeen the summer he wanders into the woods onto private property outside his North Carolina hometown, discovers a grove of marijuana large enough to make him some serious money, and steps into the jaws of a bear trap.

The World Made Straight: A Novel #ad - 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, even after a century, but with the legacy of the Civil War massacre that, leading to a violent reckoning—not only with Toomey, continues to divide an Appalachian community.

. 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. Vivid, harrowing yet ultimately hopeful, The World Made Straight is Ron Rash's subtlest exploration yet of the painful conflict between the bonds of home and the desire for independence.

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The Speed of Light: A Novel Ballantine Reader's Circle

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Ballantine Books #ad - Before embarking on a european opera tour, Sola, Paula asks her housekeeper, to stay at her place--and to look after Julian in the apartment above. An aspiring opera singer, she is always moving, buoyant with sound. I tried to give him joy. Every family has a story. I filled the house with music. I want to clean myself like the window of a house, make myself clear for things to pass through.

As adults, brother and sister struggle to find their voices. A scientist governed by numbers and logic, Julian now lives an ordered life of routine and seclusion. As paula uncovers pieces of her father's early life in Budapest and the horrifying truth of his past, Julian bears witness to Sola's story--revelations that help all three learn how to both surrender and revere the shadows that have followed them for so long.

The Speed of Light: A Novel Ballantine Reader's Circle #ad - The speed of light is a powerful debut about three unforgettable souls who overcome the tragedies of the past to reconnect with one another and the world around them. In an extraordinary accomplishment, Elizabeth Rosner has created a novel of love and redemption that proves the pain of the untold story is far greater than even the most difficult truth.

From the Hardcover edition. Flat and quiet. It was mine now.

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After Rain: Stories

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Penguin Books #ad - Here we encounter a blind piano tuner whose wonderful memories of his first wife are cruelly distorted by his second; a woman in a difficult marriage who must choose between her indignant husband and her closest friend; two children, survivors of divorce, who mimic their parents' melodramas; and a heartbroken woman traveling alone in Italy who experiences an epiphany while studying a forgotten artist's Annunciation.

My fiction may, illuminate aspects of the human condition, now and again, but I do not consciously set out to do so. Conscious or not, he touches us in ways that few writers even dare to try. Trevor is, in his own words, "a storyteller. Trevor wrote eighteen novels and novellas, the yorkshire post book of the Year Award, for which he has won a number of prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, and hundreds of short stories, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement.

After Rain: Stories #ad - In 2002 he was knighted for his services to literature. Twelve remarkable stories by the master storyteller William Trevor. Last stories is forthcoming from Viking. There is no better short story writer in the English-speaking world. Wall street journal in this collection of twelve dazzling, acutely rendered tales, William Trevor plumbs the depths of the human heart.

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The Cove: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - Though the war in europe is near its end, patriotic fervor flourishes thanks to the likes of Chauncey Feith, an ambitious young army recruiter who stokes fear and outrage throughout the county. This lyrical, as mesmerizing as its award-winning predecessor Serena, heart-rending tale, shows once again this masterful novelist at the height of his powers.

In a time of uncertainty, when fear and ignorance reign, Laurel and Walter will discover that love may not be enough to protect them. 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. 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.

But walter harbors a secret that could destroy everything–and danger is closer than they know. The new york times bestselling author of serena returns to appalachia, this time at the height of World War I, a dark, with the story of a blazing but doomed love affair caught in the turmoil of a nation at warDeep in the rugged Appalachians of North Carolina lies the cove, forbidding place where spirits and fetches wander, and even the light fears to travel.

The Cove: A Novel #ad - Alone except for her brother, newly returned from the trenches of France, Hank, she aches for her life to begin. Then it happens–a stranger appears, he is mute, carrying nothing but a beautiful silver flute and a note explaining that his name is Walter, 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.

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Remember Me Like This: A Novel

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Random House #ad - Then, one afternoon, the impossible happens. Trying to return to normal, his parents do their best to ease Justin back into his old life. But as thick summer heat takes hold, violent storms churn in the Gulf and in the Campbells’ hearts. Though the reunion is a miracle, Justin’s homecoming exposes the deep rifts that have diminished his family, the wounds they all carry that may never fully heal.

The police call to report that Justin has been found only miles away, most important, and, in the neighboring town, he appears to be fine. When a reversal of fortune lays bare the family’s greatest fears—and offers perhaps the only hope for recovery—each of them must fight to keep the ties that bind them from permanently tearing apart.

Remember Me Like This: A Novel #ad - . Named one of the best books of the year by the new york times book review • esquire • bookpagea gripping novel with the pace of a thriller but the nuanced characterization and deep empathy of some of the literary canon’s most beloved novels, Remember Me Like This introduces Bret Anthony Johnston as one of the most gifted storytellers writing today.

. Four years have passed since Justin Campbell’s disappearance, a tragedy that rocked the small town of Southport, Texas. A novel that has both the feel of a great epic and the focused intensity of standing on a highwire. Salon.

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