Kerri's book Pick of the Week is Ron Rash's follow up to his bestselling novel "Serena." "The Cove" is set during World War I-era North Carolina. In his new novel, a young woman, Laurel, nurses an illiterate mute named Walter back to health and falls in love with him in the process.
It's a love story but one that Publisher's Weekly, in a starred review, called gripping and gothic. In the New York Times, Janet Maslin says "a breathless sequence of events lead the book to its devastating final sentence. And that sentence affirms Mr. Rash's reputation for writerly miracles."