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Talking with Ron Rash, April 25, 7 p.m.

“Almost all of the great books are regional books,” Ron Rash (Serena) has said. “Landscape is destiny.” We’ll be talking about his latest novel, The Cove, on April 25, at McNally Jackson.

"If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing. "
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