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The Cove by Ron Rash
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Mar 18, 2012

really liked it

A heartrending tale of truth and consequences, The Cove marries the sense of place of Gone with the Wind with the astonishing unfairness of A Special Relationship. Without giving too much of the plot away, I found the characters to be believable and sympathetic, even the villains. The description of small-town Appalachia during the first world war rang true, and the overall feeling left by the book is one of nostalgia and bittersweet melancholy. I loved it.

This would be a fantastic read for a book club. I have to say that I prefer the cover from the ARC to the one that now graces the cover.

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