Serena was a New York Times best-seller. It was named a Best Book of the Year by more than a dozen national publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, and Miami Herald. It was made into a major Hollywood movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Serena's husband is married to a man who is logging the Great Smoky Mountains. Ron Rash told me that he hoped that reading this book would help people realize that those who would destroy the land are equally willing to exploit the people. “Beautifully written, utterly unforgettable. To my mind, this novel, as powerful and inexorable as a thunderstorm, is as good a piece of fiction as was published last year and a new classic in the category of love gone terribly wrong.” - Anna Quindlen.
New York: Ecco/HarperCollins, 2008. 371 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.