Serena Tie-In (Paperback)
The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton arrive in North Carolina to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains--but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any worker, overseeing crews, hunting rattlesnakes, even saving her husband's life in the wilderness.
Together Serena and George ruthlessly kill or vanquish all who fall out of their favor. But when Serena learns that she will never bear a child, she sets out on her own to kill the son George had without her. Mother and child begin a struggle for their lives, and when Serena suspects George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons' intense, passionate marriage starts to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking finale.
About the Author
Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and "New York Times "bestselling novel "Serena". His other works include "One Foot in Eden", "Saints at the River", and "The World Made Straight", as well as numerous short story collections and three collections of poems. "Chemistry, and Other Stories "was a finalist for the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award, and he has received the O. Henry Prize twice. Rash currently teaches at Western Carolina University.