Jul 01, 2005 · Ron Rash is the author of the prize-winning novels One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River and The World Made Straight, as well as several collections of poetry and short stories. He is the recipient of an O. Henry Prize and the James Still Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers.
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Aug 06, 2004 · Saints at the River is the second novel by American poet, short story writer and novelist, Ron Rash. In late April, twelve-year-old Ruth Kowalsky from Minnesota, on vacation with her family, steps into the Tamassee River in South Carolina, slips over the waterfall and drowns.
Apr 01, 2007 · This particular book takes one of Ron Rash's short stories and develops same into the novel, Saints at the River. Set in the northwest corner of the mountains of South Carolina, this book's narrator, Maggie Glenn, finds herself in the middle of a conflict between environmentalists and parents who want to recover their daughter's body from a swift moving and deep section of a wild and scenic river, the Tamassee.
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Saints at the River is Ron Rash’s first novel. Before the book’s appearance in 2004, Rash established a reputation as one of the most promising young voices in contemporary Appalachian literature as a poet and short story writer.
Book Overview. A major new Southern voice emerges in this novel about a town divided by the aftermath of a tragic accident--and the woman caught in the middle When a twelve-year-old girl drowns in the Tamassee River and her body is trapped in a deep eddy, the people of the small South Carolina town that bears the river's name are thrown into the national spotlight.
Saints at the River by Ron Rash Reviewed by Elizabeth H. Cottrell 5 stars out of 5. This book review seems the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day! I was deeply moved by Saints at the River, a powerful novel about a wild, scenic river in South Carolina (fictionalized as the Tamassee River but reportedly based on the Chattooga River) that claims lives in its dangerous white water “hydraulics ...
Saints at the River is a 2004 novel by American author Ron Rash. It is Rash's second published novel. It is the winner of the Weatherford Award for Best Novel and has been used by several schools as a summer reading assignment for their incoming freshmen, including Clemson University, Temple University, and University of Central Florida.
Aug 06, 2004 · SAINTS AT THE RIVER by Ron Rash ‧ RELEASE DATE: Aug. 6, 2004 A gripping environmental drama pits the rescue of a drowned child against the integrity of a river. Narrator Maggie Glenn works for a newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina.
Oct 28, 2008 · Ron Rash’s book, Saints at the River, there was some acts of betrayal. These instances of betrayal contribute to the meaning of the text as a whole. The meaning of the text is the conflict between the Kowalsky`s and the people of Oconee county. The acts of betrayal show who some of the characters really are and bring out the theme of this book.
Saints at the River (2004) About a South Carolina community torn over the issue of environmentalism. The World Made Straight (2006) Both a coming-of-age story set in the 1970s Appalachia and a meditation on the role of the past in the present, in this case a Civil War massacre that has divided Madison County, N.C. ever since.
- 1 daughter, 1 son
- Novelist, Previously an English Instructor at Tri-County Technical College
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