Southern Authors

Above The Waterfall Ron Rash

ABOVE THE WATERFALL finds an Appalachian sheriff about to retire when he is forced to investigate one more case, and face a serious decision with the important woman in his life. Like every novel Ron Rash has ever written, the reader is compelled to turn every page to find out what happens in the end.

 

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The Cove Ron Rash

THE COVE is set deep in the Appalachian Mountains where a lonely woman finds a man nearly stung to death by yellow jackets and nurses him back to health. It is the height of World War I, and we soon learn all about the stranger.

 

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Poems Ron Rash

POEMS confirms Ron Rash as a standard-bearer for the American South. This collection captures the rhythm of the region - the beauty and the hardships.

 

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The Risen Ron Rash

THE RISEN is a coming of age story involving two brothers. As they reach mid-life, consequences arise that will profoundly affect one of the siblings.

 

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In the Valley: Stories and a Novella Based on Serena Ron Rash

IN THE VALLEY features ten stories that evoke the beauty of Rash's native Appalachia, as well as shining a light on what makes up the region's dark underside: drug abuse, poverty, environmental destruction, and more. Also, the collection features a novella featuring Serena Pemberton, the titular heroine of Rash's...

Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss Margaret Renkl

LATE MIGRATIONS is a series of deep and thoughtful essays about Margaret Renkl's childhood growing...

Graceland, At Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South Margaret Renkl

 

GRACELAND AT LAST is a marvelous collection of stories about the American South that have been among the most widely read in the New York Times. Subjects include family, grief, the natural world and justice. They will bring joy, deep thought, and an occasional tear.

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Free Men Katy Simpson Smith

FREE MEN takes place in the territory that is now Alabama, during the 1780s when three men - an escaped slave, a white orphan and a Creek Indian are being tracked down for murder. More than two hundred years later, their profound concerns of love, freedom, and the stain of guilt continue to haunt us today.

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The Story of Land and Sea Katy Simpson Smith

THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA is set during the waning years of the Revolutionary War and follows three generations of parents and children as they grapple with kidnapping and slavery. This is a brilliant debut novel that has received nationwide acclaim.

 

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Dimestore: A Writer's Life Lee Smith

DIME STORE: A WRITER'S LIFE is a delisious look at America's recent past, and the delightful biography of one of the South's most beloved writers. Lee Smith tells all in a manner that is poignant and wise, and most of all enlightening and humorous. his title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic,...