It's possible that human nature can be distilled down to two basic elements: love and hatred, and the species would never have survived this long without their absolute balance. The setting for Ron Rash's The Cove - World War I, in the heart of the isolated, backwoods of Appalachia - provides a perfect medium for acting out human drama, pitting these two elements against each other.
When threatened, the townspeople of Mars Hill draw closer to what is theirs and to what feels familiar, while misfits and outcasts orbit outside. In this case, they've chosen to center their hatred on the obvious enemy - the Germans. But, as inevitably happens in times of war, innocents get caught up with the guilty. War is suffering, and not just on the battlefield. Rash makes this theme very plain through violence committed against regular people who suddenly have to justify themselves for not meshing ...
BookBrowse's reviews and backstories are a members-only benefit. Full information is available on books for a limited time when they are featured as "Editor's Choices" - but that time has now elapsed for this book.Find Out More
Members read and review books ahead
of publication. See what they think
in First Impressions!
Visitors can view a lot of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only
The Angel of Losses
"Family saga, mystery, and myth intersect in Feldman's debut novel." - Booklist
Solve this clue:
and be entered to win..
Books thatinspire you.Handpicked.
Books you'll stay up all night reading; books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, books that will expand your mind and inspire you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.