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Rash, “Into the Gorge”

“Into the Gorge” is no less heartbreaking than the other stories in Rash’s Burning Bright.  This story takes an interesting turn right from the beginning when the main character is described as a supplement to the character described in the opening paragraph. It is Jesse’s aunt who is described rather than Jesse himself. This is […]

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Rash, “Burning Bright”

I don’t know about everyone else but all these small-town-stories are starting to give me a headache. One of those headaches you get when you’ve got too much disappointment stuck inside you. In my strongest opinion, nothing is more depressing than living out in the middle of nowhere, on a farm, with nothing to do, no one […]

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This whole story sits with me a weird way. I didn’t really enjoy it, yet, didn’t really think it was awful. It was just…there.  The concept was interesting enough. A woman, Ruth Lealand, is in a state of incessant suffering from the death of her child and attempts to, apparently, find comfort in the fact […]

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Dead Confederates

I like that this story started off with the ending, but not what I thought was going to happen. It makes it seem that the narrator killed him, but come to find out that’s not what happened.  The voice in this story was confusing for me to follow at first, but it got easier for […]

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Rash, “Back of Beyond”

This story is a lot less appealing to me than “Hard Times” was. Probably because it has a lot less of a wow factor, however, it is a still interesting in theory. The first thing I notice about Rash’s stories is that he introduces the main character instantly.  As the first sentence in “Hard Times” […]

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Here are the books we’re reading: Ron Rash, Burning Bright: Stories Suzanne Rivecca, Death Is Not an Option: Stories Lee Smith, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger  

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