I am a reader and book evangelist. For many years I have kept a reading journal with little descriptions of the books I read and dates I read them. Kind of a trail of book bread crumbs that chart my interests over a given course of time. This blog gives me a way to continue my journal and share my reading interests with others. My latest adventures in creating, dining, and traveling can be found at my website LindasOtherLife.com
Monday, April 30, 2012
Serena by Ron Rash
So back to Park Road Books in Charlotte where the conversation the bookseller was having with the customer concerned the changes from the hardback to the paperback cover art for Serena. I bought the book because it takes place in North Carolina and later found out there is a movie in the works. Better yet! I think the book will lend itself well to the big screen. Serena is a feisty woman who married George Pemberton in 1929. Together they build a timber empire in the North Carolina woods. The opening chapter concerns a brutal act of violence that sets the tone for the rest of the novel. I'm not a huge historical fiction fan, but Ron Rash is not a timid writer and Serena is not a woman you would want to cross.