Serena: A Novel

Paperback | September 29, 2009

byRon Rash

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A New York Times bestseller and PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist, Serena by award-winning author Ron Rash ismasterfully written…sprawling, engrossing and—from time to time—nightmarish,” (San Francisco Chronicle); a remarkable novel that “recalls both John Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy,” (The New Yorker). Rash’s chilling gothic tale of greed, 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, including the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, and Miami Herald. Serena is brilliant contemporary fiction that exquisitely balances beauty and violence, passion and rage, cruelty and love.

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A New York Times bestseller and PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist, Serena by award-winning author Ron Rash is “masterfully written…sprawling, engrossing and—from time to time—nightmarish,” (San Francisco Chronicle); a remarkable novel that “recalls both John Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy,” (The New Yorker). Rash’s chilling gothic tale of gre...

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A New York Times notable book of the yearAward-winning and New York Times bestselling novelist Ron Rash conjures a gothic tale of greed, corruption, and revenge with a ruthless, powerful, and unforgettable woman at its heart, set amid the wilds of 1930s North Carolina and against the backdrop of America's burgeoning environmental movem...

Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist andNew York Timesbestselling novelSerena, in addition to four other prizewinning novels, includingOne Foot in Eden,Saints at the River,The World Made Straight, andThe Cove; four collections of poems; and six collections of stories, among themBurning Bright, which won the 2010 Fra...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061470848

ISBN - 13:9780061470844

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read. Good story. Well written. I was hoping the story would be told more through Serena's eyes as I thought she was the most interesting character.
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Serena Good read , the movie will be hard pressed to match this well written book, to cover the inner feelings of each person,
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Serena Hard to get into, didn't really like the book
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Serena I don't know why but I expected more. I guess I'd recommend it.
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad I found this book holding more of my attention for the accounts of working conditions in this type of environment and the day to day living conditions in real Tennessee in the depression. It made me feel grateful for modern luxury. The characters I wasn't as devoted to as I thought I would be. So so
Date published: 2014-04-03

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“Masterfully written...The book is consistently heartbreaking in its portrayal of what humans are capable of…sprawling [and] engrossing.”