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Serena by Ron Rash

For June we will be reading Serena by Ron Rash.

Synopsis:

The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains—but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any man, overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving her husband's life in the wilderness. Together this lord and lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or vanquish all who fall out of favor. Yet when Serena learns that she will never bear a child, she sets out to murder the son George fathered without her. Mother and child begin a struggle for their lives, and when Serena suspects George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons' intense, passionate marriage starts to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning.

Rash's masterful balance of violence and beauty yields a riveting novel that, at its core, tells of love both honored and betrayed.

 

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  • Beth J.

    I really liked this book. Reading the work of local authors is great!

    1 · June 27, 2014

    • mountainsidegal3

      I've also read The Cove by the same author and would recommend it....

      1 · June 27, 2014

    • Karen H.

      I didn't like this book at all and had a hard time getting through it. Finally skipped a metal and went to the last part and finished it. I didn't like Serena at all and maybe that's why you didn't like the book but I couldn't get into the details because I was so concerned about what a scoundrel she was.

      July 5, 2014

  • Ellen B W.

    Since I was so low on the wait list, I never read the book, and I've made other plans. sorry I'm missing the group!

    June 26, 2014

  • sandy s.

    Sorry to now be a no but invited to a birthday dinner.

    June 26, 2014

    • Beth L

      Hope you'll be at the next one!

      June 26, 2014

  • Ann C.

    I'll be working! So sadly, will miss you all.

    June 25, 2014

  • Amy Lee M.

    There is no way I will be able to finish reading this book. I will give up my spot to someone who has. Hope to see you all next time.

    June 24, 2014

    • Beth J.

      Girl, you can fake it!

      1 · June 25, 2014

    • Tiffany

      Yes, you should come anyways. We would love to see you

      1 · June 26, 2014

  • Katie L

    I'm really sorry I was really looking forward to going tonight but something major has come up and I can't make it .

    June 26, 2014

  • Susan F.

    Sorry I won't be able to make it tonight. My allergies are acting up. I know it's last minute, but maybe someone can go in my place. Loved the book! Have fun!

    June 26, 2014

  • Connie G.

    See you there.

    2 · June 25, 2014

  • Karen H.

    Sorry i have to bow out. Other obligations are rearing their heads. I will weigh in on this book online.

    June 25, 2014

  • Katie L

    Just finished the book it's a great one

    May 30, 2014

  • Connie G.

    Wow. How lucky to have the author there! Quite a book this is.

    May 27, 2014

  • mountainsidegal3

    I'm sure you'll enjoy this book. I decided not to join the group this time simply because I've already been in two discussions of the book and the author was actually there for one of them. So, I'm a fan....and I hope you all will be too. And I'll see you next week....

    May 27, 2014

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