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Ron Rash is an American author of Southern fiction novels, short stories and poetry. In addition to being an author, he is also the Parris Distinguished Professor in Appalachian Cultural Studies at Western Carolina University. His short stories have been featured in over 100 publications. He is the winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award – considered to be the most presitigious prize in short fiction. His 2008 novel Serena has been optioned for film, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

Ron Rash became a published author in 1994 with the short story collection The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth and Other Stories from Cliffside, North Carolina. His first poetry collection was published in 1998, entitled Eureka Mill. His first novel was One Foot in Eden, published in 2002. Below is a list of Ron Rash’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


One Foot in Eden(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saints at the River(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World Made Straight(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Serena(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cove(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Above the Waterfall(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Risen(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth and Other Stories from Cliffside, North Carolina(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eureka Mill(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Among the Believers(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Casualities(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Raising the Dead(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chemistry and Other Stories(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Burning Bright(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waking(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Father Like a River(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nothing Gold Can Stay(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ron Rash Reader(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Something Rich and Strange(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poems: New and Selected(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


The Shark's Tooth(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Ron Rash Synopses: Serena by Ron Rash is a historical gothic-themed story that deals with greed, corruption and revenge that is set in the 1930s.

Eureka Mill by Ron Rash is a poetry collection that covers migrations into the Applachian farmers to the mill villages of Piedmont. Rash uses the memories of his parents and grandparents to paint a picture of what it was like to be in the cotton mills – including long days, low pay and no self-sufficiency.

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