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Ron Rash

Autor(a) de Serena

26+ Works 5,929 Membros 338 Críticas 18 Favorited

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Image credit: Ron Rash, à Paris, en 2019

Obras por Ron Rash

Serena (2008) 1,770 exemplares
The Cove (2012) 770 exemplares
One Foot in Eden (2002) 509 exemplares
Burning Bright: Stories (2010) 422 exemplares
Above the Waterfall (2015) 409 exemplares
The World Made Straight (2006) 375 exemplares
Saints at the River (2004) 362 exemplares
Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories (2013) 271 exemplares
The Risen (2016) 214 exemplares
Chemistry and Other Stories (2007) 131 exemplares
The Caretaker (2023) 125 exemplares
Eureka Mill (1998) 47 exemplares
Raising the Dead (2002) 44 exemplares
Poems: New and Selected (2016) 35 exemplares
Among the Believers (2000) 25 exemplares
Waking (2011) 24 exemplares
The Cove {revised} (2013) 18 exemplares
My Father Like a River (2013) 17 exemplares
Casualties (2000) 11 exemplares
The Ron Rash Reader (2014) 10 exemplares
The shark's tooth (2015) 8 exemplares

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 410 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009) — Contribuidor — 361 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 254 exemplares
New Stories from the South 2008: The Year's Best (2008) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
New Stories from the South 2010: The Year's Best (2010) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Stories from the Blue Moon Café II (2003) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Red Holler: Contemporary Appalachian Literature (2013) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
A Cast of Characters and Other Stories (2006) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Surreal South (2007) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Alumni Grill: Anthology of Southern Writers (2004) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon 2015 Anthology (2015) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



This is, for me, a rare 5 story rating. It is a novel by an accomplished author that defines the meaning of friendship and loyalty. The title character is Blackburn Gant, disfigured by polio, and shunned and bullied by the townspeople until he meets Jacob and they become lifelong friends. Blackburn is in charge of maintaining the church graveyard, which he does with respect for those buried there.

When Jacob marries Naomi, his parents consider her beneath their social status and disinherit him. He asks Blackburn to look after her during his deployment, which Blackburn does with the loyalty and conscientiousness that defines his character.

The cruel deception arranged by his parents is heartbreaking. Everyone who reads The Caretaker will be grateful to Ron Rash for writing this truly amazing book about a hero named Blackburn.
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pdebolt | 6 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
This short and poignant tale of a family's efforts to split up their son and his undesirable sweetheart is my favorite Ron Rash book to date. I highly recommend it.

My thanks to the late Mike Sullivan, aka Lawyer, and all the folks at the On the Southern Literary Trail group for giving me the opportunity to read and discuss this and many other fine books.
Unkletom | 6 outras críticas | Jan 18, 2024 |
For some reason, I thought this was fantasy, but I don't think it is. So it is unlikely I will ever finish it, this is not the kind of book I would read if it didn't have some supernatural aspect to it...
zjakkelien | 1 outra crítica | Jan 2, 2024 |
I got almost 2 hours into this audiobook and just hit a wall. I'm not sure if it was just too grim for my mood at the time, or if the story just wasn't advancing enough to keep my interest. I put it down for a while, but still couldn't finish when I came back to it.

Audiobook, borrowed from my public library. The performances by Richard Ferrone and Tavia Gilbert were fine. DNF at 45%.
Doodlebug34 | 28 outras críticas | Jan 1, 2024 |



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