!!> PDF / Epub ☃ Serena ✐ Author Ron Rash – Anguillais.us

SerenaThe Year Is 1929, And Newly Weds George And Serena Pemberton Arrive From Boston In The North Carolina Mountains To Create A Timber Empire Serena Is New To The Mountains But She Soon Shows Herself The Equal Of Any Worker, Overseeing Crews, Hunting Rattlesnakes, Even Saving Her Husband S Life In The Wilderness Yet She Also Learns That She Will Never Bear A Child Serena S Discovery Will Set In Motion A Course Of Events That Will Change The Lives Of Everyone In This Remote Community As The Pembertons Intense, Passionate Marriage Starts To Unravel, This Riveting Story Of Love, Passion And Revenge Moves Toward Its Shocking Reckoning.

!!> PDF / Epub ☃ Serena ✐ Author Ron Rash – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 371 pages
  • Serena
  • Ron Rash
  • English
  • 21 August 2018
  • 9781847674876

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  1. says:

    I think this is what the end of the world will be like, McIntyre said, and none among them raised his voice to disagree In the primeval woods of North Carolina, young timber baron, George Pemberton, brings his bride, Serena, to live with him in his kingdom He had been busy enough already, fathering a child with a local girl and clear cutting wide swaths of land Serena quickly establishes herself as a power in her own right, knowledgeable about the timber business from her family background in Colorado, frightened of nothing and totally, totally ruthless She is both an almost deitific figure and a satanic one She will tolerate no criticism and her ambition is beyond measure Beware, any who would cross her path Both murderer of people and proud rapist of the land, she acquires a henchman to take care of her dirtiest deeds, among which is the removal of George s bastard child, and the child s mother, and enlists a non human assistant as well One thing you should know is that whenever Serena speaks it is in iambic pentameter, another way in which Rash makes her stands out.Ron Rash image from StarTribune shot by Ashley JonesLiterature with a capital L, Serena is one of the great dark females in literary history, up there with Livia, Lady MacBeth, and others of their ilk Beautiful, beautiful writing This is the most satisfying read I have had all year 2009 Ron Rash is a major find It is a wonder that he i...


  2. says:

    i am alarmed that i only wrote a four line review of this amazing book now that i am starting to read the cove, i figure now is as good a time as any to remind this website just how good ron rash is, and how so far, serena is the best of them i am only on page 15 of the cove, so this could change whenever i try to hand sell this at work, i will usually just say it is like macbeth in a logging community with a greek chorus which as a customer, i would hear and think, i must read this book but it doesn t always work heathens.i mean, that s still as good a description as i can come up with, although serena gets her hands way dirtier than lady mcb like out, damn river of blood this is a historical piece, chronicling the rise of an uber power couple in a 1929 logging town in north carolina serena enters the community after her new husband has already established himself there, and has already fathered a child on a local girl she is displeased and when serena is displeased, people are going to get hurt.serena is one of the...


  3. says:

    Since joining the southern literary trail group on goodreads, I have discovered many gifted authors who I normally would not have considered It is in this regard that I was lead to the works of Ron Rash, a literature professor at Western Carolina university Rash has won multiple awards for his novels, and I decided on Serena as the first of his novels to read George and Serena Pemberton are timber barons from Boston who have set up a logging camp in western North Carolina Set in 1929 in the early days of the depression, the Pembertons fell trees at the expense of the fledging National Park Service who desire the land for themselves in order to leave a lasting gift for the American people The loggers believe, however, that people need jobs than an enduring present This battle for the land becomes a plot that lasts for the duration of the novel Serena is ruthless and will not let the National Park Service or anyone else stand in the way of her dreams Compared by many to Lady Macbeth, Serena employs...


  4. says:

    A kind of annihilation, was what Serena called their coupling, and though Pemberton would never have thought to describe it that way, he knew her words had named the thing exactly Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence play the power couple in the 2015 movie.George Pemberton brought back a wife from Boston More than a wife, of a force of nature as dangerous as a witch and as pretty as an angel He feels stronger with her by his side, and though never a man lacking in confidence, that self assurance is further emboldened by the Machiavellian counsel of his new wife Before going to Boston to marry Serena, Pemberton fathered a child on a young girl named Rachel, a worker in the timber camp When he returns after basking in the glow of his new wife, he can t understand why he ever found Rachel attractive In a place where women age quickly, her youth was her banner of attraction, but now he has Serena Rachel had a boy, the spitting image of Pemberton Rachel pays the price of her dalliances with Pember...


  5. says:

    I read the first 90 pages of this book and couldn t continue The writing is excellent, quite impressive, really But when each chapter brought a new form of cruelty to animals, I had to stop Bashing in a raccoon s skull with an axeStarving a captive eagle to bend it to your willBaiting a field with corn and apples so you can shoot twelve deer and a bear for sport, then just...


  6. says:

    I am constantly seeking out books with a Macbeth type theme Unfortunately that is reeeeeaaaallly hard There are not that many I also love unlikable characters in fiction and I adore evil soulmatesbecause eventually evil people in love will turn on one anotherand THAT is when things get interesting One will always be evil than the other1929 Waynesville, North Carolina Newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where George shows Serena the place where they will create their timber Empire.Serena comes from a timber background she ate, slept, and lived timber from the time she was a little girl and in George she has found the man she finally thinks of as her equalher soulmatebut there is one tiny little glitch by the name of Rachel Because before George met Serena he had a past in Waynesville a past that is about to reveal itself in a baby A baby boy that will gnaw at Serena and be someone s undoing More than one person s undoing actuallyAs Serena and George settle in to their life people that stand in their way of happiness start feeling the pressure For Serena is a scary foe to haveShe may look like an angelbut Serena is far from angelic sitting on her white horse with an eagle at her sideThere are not many people that will get in her wayand who is left standing at the end of it alland who isn t may surprise youI loved this book Serena is a villain you love to hateand loving and hating makes for some on the edge of your seat r...


  7. says:

    I really like strong female heroines and Ron Rash s Serena delivers on that You might not like her, but the novel s title character is capable, resourceful and ruthlessly ambitious I also enjoyed how Rash used the battle to create the Great Smoky Mountains National Park early environmentalists versus timber interests in the late 1920s to frame his fictional story As was the case with The Cove a Ron Rash novel I read in the spring , I was continually impressed with Rash s writing his descriptions evoke the land and the people who inhabit it And his use of historical details is always intriguing In the end, though, Serena is written as a larger than life character in a way that undermines her believability I also felt that ...


  8. says:

    The reviews I had read prior to my reading this novel were very polarized Many loved it, many hated it The impression it left me lies somewhere in the middle.Ron Rash s prose is beautiful It is realistic and earthy, but not raw or unpolished and it helps you visualize the harsh Appalachian landscape, full of lore and superstitions, which is slowly falling prey to the needs of the developing, modern world The heart of the novel is Serena, a deeply flawed, mysterious heroine that bends eagles and men alike to her will Pemberton, her husband, has some sins of the past to atone for The relationship between the married, young couple is the element that attracts the reader s attention, in my opinion And there lies the fault of the novel When the two main characters are absent, Serena simply seizes to exist Every other character is boring, their conversations are provincial and deeply sexist Of course, this last remark may be somehow unjust, considering the time and setting of the novel We have men who feel threatened by a powerful woma...


  9. says:

    I started this book with high hopes, which may have been part of the problem But the main problem is the paper thinness of the main characters Halfway into the book, I was still straining to figure out which name referred to which character, since none of them had been given any distinct personalities And I think I m supposed to admire the main characters, but hate them at the same time since they re fairly heinous But honestly, I felt nothing besides boredom for them They were flat and uninteresting I couldn t even love to hate them, or get excited as I saw them setting up their inevitable downfall Pemberton is a tall, strong, ruthless man who shows a common touch by doing the work that he asks his employees to do I think we re supposed to find this modern and admirable Serena is a tall, strong, ruthless woman whose entire character development comes from her really super cool pissing contests with the men which proves how strong she is Oh, and she tames an eagle and an Arabian horse, becauseshe is wild and untamed I think And is forever after described as riding her Arabian with the eagle on her arm, even if she s just going to the damn kitchen It feels like the author s fantasy of himself and his perfect mate were masturbated onto the page.The redeeming parts of the book to me were the descriptions of the mountains of Virginia It seemed like the author put a lot of research into the flora and fauna in the area, and how loggi...


  10. says:

    Beautiful descriptions and a great storyline I don t like the title now that I have finished reading it but I think that is sort of the point and I m not saying I know a better one Ron Rash did a wonderful job of making the reader ...

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