The Cove (Hardcover)
|Author: Ron Rash|
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|The award-winning author of "Serena" captures the wonders of nature, love, and darkness. This atmospheric and exquisitely rendered novel about the fears of a small community is set in Appalachia during World War I.|
From the Publisher:
Living deep within a cove in the Appalachians of North Carolina during World War I, Laurel Shelton, a lonely young woman branded as a witch, finally finds the happiness she deserves in Walter, a mysterious stranger who is mute, but their love might not be enough to protect them from a devastating secret. 75,000 first printing.
"The gripping plot, gothic atmosphere, and striking descriptions...make this a top-notch story of an unusual place and its fated and fearful denizens." 01/09/2012 "Poet and literary novelist Rash effortlessly summons the rugged Appalachian landscape as well as the small-mindedness and xenophobia of a country in the grip of patriotic fervor, drawing striking parallels to the heated political rhetoric of today." - Joanne Wilkinson 02/01/2012 "Resolution, when it arrives, is swift, brutal and unexpected. A breathless sequence of events lead the book to its devastating final sentence. And that sentence affirms Mr. Rash's reputation for writerly miracles. . . . " - Janet Maslin 04/02/2012 "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." (starred review) 03/15/2012 "[I]t's clear that THE COVE isn't just an elegant work of literary fiction, written in a voice that's hauntingly simple and Southern; it's also a riveting mystery." - Melissa Maerz 04/13/2012