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One Foot in Eden
One Foot in Eden: A Novel | Ron Rash
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In 1950's Appalachian South Carolina, sheriff William Alexander must solve the disappearance of Holland Winchester amid a backdrop of infidelity, jealousy, betrayal, and a valley filling with water behind a new dam.
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Lcsmcat
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Another book devoured in one sitting. I loved this Southern gothic tale, and will be seeking out more by Ron Rash in the future. Highly recommended. Balthazar agrees. #littenkitten #catsoflitsy

TheBee 💙💙💙 5mo
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Lcsmcat
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One more short one before my next big book. So far I‘m liking this author‘s voice. He‘s a new-to-me author. #currentlyreading

Tamra I really enjoyed this story and yes, Rash seems to have a distinctive writing voice. I picked it up in Asheville, NC last spring as one of my regional picks. 5mo
Lcsmcat @Tamra He is local to western NC, which makes him a good pick before I dive in to Thomas Wolfe. 5mo
Nute I really enjoy his writing...it‘s beautiful to read. He has also written poetry and along with several novels and has other books of short stories. One of my favorites is (edited) 5mo
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collegecatlady Ron Rash was actually my creative writing mentor in my MA program. He‘s so sweet! 5mo
LWagoner I read everything he writes! 5mo
Lcsmcat @Nute I‘ll have to look for his poetry next time. I stumbled on this by wandering the library stacks. 5mo
Lcsmcat @collegecatlady Cool - where did you do your MA? 5mo
Lcsmcat @LWagoner I‘m definitely going to read more. It‘s the southern gothic of Faulkner, without the run-on sentences! 😀 5mo
collegecatlady Western Carolina University! 5mo
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TheSpineView
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#AugustABC @Eggs
#SpinePoetry

One Foot in Eden
Modern Lovers
Passion
Burned

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razmanda
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For the last challenge of @24in48, here‘s my #swissarmyknife recommendation. Really, it could be any of Ron Rash‘s novels. His lyrical prose, intriguing mysteries and insight into the Appalachian south make him one of my favorite contemporary authors.

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Tamra
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LA Times gave the perfect description: “equal parts vintage crime & Southern Gothic.” Perfect balance of plot and character development. It‘s definitely a page turner and I enjoyed how it was organized into POV sections, so the reader gets to know the principle characters better. 👍🏾👍🏾

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Kaye
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Beautiful. Suspenseful. Old time Southern story. Read it !!!
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Anovelobsession
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In central Texas for a nephews graduation but I'm sneaking in reading time - Ron Rash has pulled me into Appalachia and I'm really loving it.

lynneamch This one made a good discussion for book club, but I dont recommend the movie. They changed the ending 🖓 3y
lynneamch This one was gripping. 3y
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Anovelobsession
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Reading two books right now, but this is the only one that is holding my attention at the moment...so so good 😊

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Mackypup
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I'm on a Ron Rash kick! Rash's writing puts you right there in this small Appalachian town where a murder is committed, and its ramifications are revealed through the eyes of five different characters. Great storytelling!

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FireHeartRattlerOfStars
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I really enjoyed this Ron Rash novel. I definitely think this one is now my favorite.

Mackypup Just started this and am really enjoying it. Love Ron Rash! 3y
collegecatlady Yay! This is my favorite too!! 3y
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FireHeartRattlerOfStars
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So I've read two other Ron Rash books and I like his writing but I am really enjoying this novel! The characters are refreshing and familiar and the plot is interesting. I'm really lucky to go to the school that he teaches at, I'm hoping to get to take a creative writing class with him in grad school! #OneFootInEden #RonRash #WCU #EnglishMajor

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gibbsne
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"There had been trouble in the upper part of the county at a honky-tonk called The Borderline, and Bobby had come by the house because he didn't want to go up there alone." #firstlines #appalachia #southernlit #debut #crime #family #land

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BzerkMcD
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Reading Ron Rash, for me, is not unlike hearing a story told by one of my Aunts or my Uncle. A story told over a plate of my Granny Mac's pintos and cornbread all washed down with a glass of sweet tea.

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BzerkMcD
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"I see the world through bloodshot eyes
Streets filled with blood from distant lies.
The dogs of war never compromise,
No real time for rearranging.
"Help me Jesus, help me clean my wounds"
He said he cannot heal that kind.
Bleeding soul becomes a bitter mind.
He said it happens every time" Corrosion of Conformity to clear the palette. That, Black Coffee, and Ron Rash.

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collegecatlady
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Such a beautiful, suspenseful Southern gothic novel. Rash's writing style is fantastically intimate and macabre. If you're looking for a small town story, it's here. If you're looking for suspense, it's here. If you're looking for a high body count, it's definitely here.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LisaJo You had me at Southern Gothic. Added to the stacks. 3y
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collegecatlady
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When you can never read just one book at a time

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Loreen
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My #favereadofaugust #septemberphotochallenge #somethingforseptember I think this will be in my top 10 for the year. #southerngothic

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Loreen
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Wow. This is a good one. If you love southern gothic novels, you'll want to read this.

Kaye I really thought this was a great story,too. I love Southern fiction... 3y
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