The Cove: A Novel

Paperback | November 6, 2012

byRon Rash

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“Set during World War One, The Cove is a novel that speaks intimately to today’s politics. Beautifully written, tough, raw, uncompromising, entirely new. 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 Falls

Here 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. 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. A two-time O. 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. This story of a love affair doomed in the rising turmoil of WWI resonates powerfully in today’s world.

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“Set during World War One, The Cove is a novel that speaks intimately to today’s politics. Beautifully written, tough, raw, uncompromising, entirely new. 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 o...

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Deep in the rugged Appalachians of North Carolina lies the cove, a dark, forbidding place where spirits and fetches wander, and even the light fears to travel. Or so the townsfolk of Mars Hill believe–just as they know that Laurel Shelton, the lonely young woman who lives within its shadows, is a witch.Then it happens–a stranger appear...

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:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:November 6, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061804207

ISBN - 13:9780061804205

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