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Saints at the River by Ron Rash
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Aug 04, 09

Read in July, 2009

Rash created a haunting story made realistic by its familiar setting. I found myself struggling with the novel's central dilemma as well as relating to the protagonist's reluctance to let go of past hurts.

My favorite line references "sweet tea" as a sure giveaway that someone ain't quite from these parts.

The novel's strong sense of place reminds us that we can be southern but not necessarily "local" and that despite difference of opinion, we have responsibility to "our own" -- whoever and whatever they may be.
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