My Father Like a River
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My Father Like a River

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Ron Rash, PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena and The Cove, has been called "a gorgeous writer" (Richard Price) with a "reputation for writerly miracles" (Janet Maslin, The New York Times), and is been heralded as "one of our very finest novelists" (Richard Russo).

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ebook, 100 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Ecco
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This ebook from the library is just two short stories. It turns out to be sort of a mini-advance copy in advance of his new collection coming out in a couple of weeks. Both were excellent stories. Like previous works, he channels the poor, the marginated and the disenfranchised with unsentimental sympathy. I'm looking forward to the real book.
Sean Owen
This esingle from Ron Rash is the stand alone story of the title and also included is the first story from his collection "Nothing Gold Can Stay" One of Ron Rash's best qualities is his versatility. Whether writing about the 19th century or the present day he truly captures the sense of place. "My Father Like a River" is told from the perspective of a man remembering a period in his youth when his father had lost his job and the family fell a few rungs down the social ladder. The narrative form...more
Two short stories. "My Father Like a River" is a story of a man who loses his job and his son is nearly lost while fishing together. "Trusty" is the story of a convict, sent to secure water for the chain gang, who convinces a young farm woman to escape with him. Both are very well written.
Slechts twee verhalen in dit boekje, en dat is te weinig natuurlijk. Maar, niet getreurd, de dikkere versie met meer van deze poëtisch donkere verhalen ligt nog op me te wachten.
This is a short story disguised as a Kindle Book. Actually it was 2 short stories. He's one of my favorite authors. I wish it had been longer.
My Father Like a River includes two short stories: the title story and the longer The Trusty. The Trusty was also published in Rash’s recent short story collection Nothing Gold Can Stay. It’s as good now as it was when I read Nothing Gold Can Stay, but I’m disappointed to see a story I already own and have read. As is usually the case with Rash, both stories take place in the mountains of NC.

The two make for good examples of the taxonomy of short stories I just invented. Short stories are driven...more
John Owen
This book consists of two very well written short stories. It is the first of this author I have read but it makes me want to read more.
Rebecca Engebretson
First collection I have read by Ron Rash. Two short stories in this ebook. Reminded me of Flannery O'Connor.
This consisted of just two short stories, very good, that will be coming out in a different collection. If you like Ron Rash you will like this. This is his typical stuff.
A mini-book of two fine short stories.
Another great short story by Ron Rash.
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Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Finalist and New York Times bestselling novel, Serena, in addition to three other prizewinning novels, One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight; three collections of poems; and four collections of stories, among them Burning Bright, which won the 2010 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and Chemistry and Other St...more
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