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.

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