Title: Burning Bright: Stories
Release date: March 9, 2010
Synopsis from his agent's website:
The acclaimed Pen/Faulkner finalist and New York Times best-selling author of Serena captures the eerie beauty, stark violence, and rugged character of Appalachia in stories that span the Civil War to present day.
Few writers know the heart and soul of a region, as does Ron Rash. Like William Faulkner’s Mississippi or Ivan Doig’s Montana, Rash’s Appalachia is a dichotomous land of beauty and brutality settled by characters as remarkable and enduring as the mountains and hollows they call home. In BURNING BRIGHT, Rash masterfully crafts a patchwork of luminous tales rich in beauty, suspense, and violence that draws from the mythical, mysterious, and rawness of the people and the landscape of Appalachia.
I should admit here that I haven't actually read any of Ron Rash's work, but his most recent book, Serena is floating around the readers in the family, so I'm sure my turn will come soon. I've heard great things about him from my family and friends, so I'm excited to read anything by him. I love books set at home in the southern Appalachians, so I think this will be a winner all the way around for me.
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.