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.

"Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for."
Alice Walker

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In China historians have found out a lot about the early Chinese dynasties from the written documents left behind. From the Shang Dynasty most of this writing has survived on bones or bronze implements. Markings on turtle shells (used as oracle bones) have been carbon-dated to around 1500 BC. Historians have found that the type of media used had an effect on what the writing was documenting and how it was used.