The Resource The Cove

The Cove

Label
The Cove
Title
The Cove
Statement of responsibility
Ron Rash
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This atmospheric novel set in Appalachia during World War I, is both beautiful and dark, full of love, betrayal and fear. Siblings Laurel and Hank Shelton live in the cove, fruitless farmland nestled in perpetual shadow, land locals say is cursed. Hank has returned an amputee from World War I. He soon falls in love but his new bride refuses to live in the cove. Hank must choose between his bride and abandoning his socially outcast sister in the loneliest place imaginable. Laurel's fate is altered forever when she discovers an injured man on their land. The stranger slowly heals and insinuates himself in to life in the cove—bringing Laurel happiness, even love. But when Laurel stumbles on the stranger's true identity, she realises they are in real danger, beyond any kind of mythical curse. And the ramifications are breathtaking. 'The Cove is a marvelous novel, bristling with power, humanity and the exceptional quality of characterization and story-telling we have come to expect from Ron Rash.' Irvine Welsh
Summary
Living deep within a cove in the Appalachians of North Carolina during World War I, Laurel Shelton finally finds the happiness she deserves in Walter, a mysterious stranger who's mute, but their love can't protect them from a devastating secret
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
  • David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction, 2012
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012.
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10029061
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rash, Ron
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Cove
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c9d9d06f-bec5-44ea-a210-5203eed93b95
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921921292
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Cove
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c9d9d06f-bec5-44ea-a210-5203eed93b95
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781921921292
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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