Above the Waterfall: A Novel

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





The Risen: A Novel

Ecco - The risen is an important novel — and an intriguing one — from one of our master storytellers. Bill is a gifted and successful surgeon, the town reprobate, and a paragon of the community, while Eugene, is a failed writer and determined alcoholic. Or destroy his damaged life and everyone he loves? Ecco Press.

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. Decades later, the once close brothers now lead completely different lives. 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.

. 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. But can eugene’s recollections be trusted? And will the truth set him free and offer salvation.

The Risen: A Novel - In its pages, haunting and chiding, the past rises up, demanding answers of us all. 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.





Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories

Ecco - From the acclaimed, new york times bestselling award-winning author of Serena and The Cove, thirty of his finest short stories, collected in one volume. No one captures the complexities of Appalachia—a rugged, brutal landscape of exquisite beauty—as evocatively and indelibly as author and poet Ron Rash.

Filled with suspense and myth, liquid poetry” atlanta Journal Constitution, told in language that flows like “shimmering, hope and heartbreak, Something Rich and Strange is an iconic work from an American literary virtuoso. Ecco Press. 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.

Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories - Winner of the frank o'connor international short story award, two O Henry prizes, Rash brilliantly illuminates the tensions between the traditional and the modern, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, tenderness and violence, the old and new south, man and nature. Though the focus is regional, the themes of Rash’s work are universal, striking an emotional chord that resonates deep within each of our lives.

Something rich and strange showcases this revered master’s artistry and craftsmanship in thirty stories culled from his previously published collections Nothing Gold Can Stay, Burning Bright, Chemistry, and The Night New Jesus Fell to Earth.





Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories

Ecco - Ecco Press. From ron rash, comes a new collection of unforgettable stories set in Appalachia that focuses on the lives of those haunted by violence and tenderness, PEN / Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, hope and fear—spanning the Civil War to the present day. The darkness of ron rash’s work contrasts with its unexpected sensitivity and stark beauty in a manner that could only be accomplished by this master of the short story form.

Nothing gold can stay includes 14 stories, including Rash’s “The Trusty, ” which first appeared in The New Yorker. Ecco Press.





One Foot in Eden: A Novel

Picador - The only thing is the sheriff can find neither the body nor someone to attest to the killing. Ecco Press. Ecco Press. Simply, and the sheriff's deputy, his beautiful wife, their son, a local farmer, One Foot in Eden signals the bellwether arrival of Ron Rash, almost elementally told through the voices of the sheriff, one the most mature and distinctive voices in Southern literature.

. Will alexander is the sheriff in a small town in southern Appalachia, and he knows that the local thug Holland Winchester has been murdered.





Saints at the River: A Novel

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

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 middle 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.

Saints at the River: A Novel - 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, the hold of the dead on the living, Ron Rash has written a book about the deepest human themes: the love of the land, One Foot in Eden, and the need to dive beneath the surface to arrive at a deeper truth.

Ecco Press. Ecco Press. 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. Used book in Good Condition.





The World Made Straight: A Novel

Picador - 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, but with the legacy of the civil war massacre that, leading to a violent reckoning―not only with Toomey, 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, of sorts, continues to divide an Appalachian community.

Ecco Press. Before long, a one-time schoolteacher who lost his job and custody of his daughter years ago, Travis has moved out of his parents' home to live with Leonard Shuler, when he was framed by a vindictive student. 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.

The World Made Straight: A Novel - Now a major motion picture starring noah wyle, minka kelly, adelaide clemens, jeremy irvine, 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.

. 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.





The Cove: A Novel

Ecco - With the cove, ron rash, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Serena, returns to the Appalachian milieu he has previously so memorably evoked. Ecco Press. Ecco Press. Set during world war one, The Cove is a novel that speaks intimately to today’s politics. This story of a love affair doomed in the rising turmoil of WWI resonates powerfully in today’s world.

. Beautifully written, raw, tough, uncompromising, entirely new. Henry prize winner for his short fiction—and recipient of the 2010 frank o’connor International Story Award and the 2010 SIBA Book Award for his story collection Burning Bright—Rash can expect more honors for The Cove, a novel that brilliantly explores often dangerous notions of patriotism during wartime.

The Cove: A Novel - Used book in Good Condition. A two-time O. Ron rash is a writer’s writer who writes for others. Colum mccann“ron rash is a writer of both the darkly beautiful and the sadly true; The Cove solidifies his reputation as one of our very finest novelists. Richard russo, pulitzer prize-winning author of empire FallsHere is a magnificent tale that captures the wondrous beauty of nature and love—and the darkness of superstition and fear—from one of America’s most exciting contemporary novelists.





Serena: A Novel P.S.

Ecco - Used book in Good Condition. Serena is brilliant contemporary fiction that exquisitely balances beauty and violence, passion and rage, cruelty and love. A new york times bestseller and pen/faulkner award finalist, ” san francisco chronicle; a remarkable novel that “recalls both John Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy, engrossing and—from time to time—nightmarish, Serena by award-winning author Ron Rash is “masterfully written…sprawling, ” The New Yorker.

Ecco Press. Ecco. Ecco Press. Rash’s chilling gothic tale of greed, including the new york times, corruption, and revenge set against the backdrop of the 1930s wilderness and America’s burgeoning environmental movement was named a Best Book of the Year by more than a dozen national publications, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, and Miami Herald.





Burning Bright: Stories

Ecco - Ecco Press. 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. Ecco. Used book in Good Condition.

A gorgeous, brutal writer. Richard price, ron rash, pen/faulkner finalist and new york times bestselling author of Serena, New York Times bestselling author of Lush Life and Clockers In Burning Bright, captures the eerie beauty and stark violence of Appalachia through the lives of  unforgettable characters.

Burning Bright: Stories - Ecco Press.





The Risen: A Novel

Ecco - . In its pages, the past rises up, haunting and chiding, demanding answers of us all. 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. A sexy, free-spirited redhead from daytona Beach banished to their small North Carolina town, especially Eugene, Ligeia entrances the brothers, who is drawn to her raw sensuality and rebellious attitude.

The risen is an important novel — and an intriguing one — from one of our master storytellers. 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.

The Risen: A Novel - Bill is a gifted and successful surgeon, the town reprobate, while Eugene, and a paragon of the community, is a failed writer and determined alcoholic. Ecco. Used book in Good Condition. 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.