Ron Rash Comes to Young Palmetto Books

by Brie White

Ron Rash is a New York Times best-selling author who’s newest children’s book, The Shark’s Tooth, is being published by Young Palmetto Books. The story tells of a young girl’s kinship with the ocean and her connection to the sea disappearing when she ages and moves away. When she returns to the beach house as an adult, she is convinced that the magic she believed in was just her childhood innocence, until she receives a reminder from where it all started.

Ron Rash’s novel Serena is currently being turned into a movie starring Jenifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. He’s written six novels in total, along with five collections of short stories and four collections of poetry. A professor at Western Carolina University, Rash is the recipient of the O Henry Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Sherwood Anderson Prize, and the James Still Award of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He is also the two-time finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Prize.

The Shark’s Tooth, filled with beautiful illustrations by Cecile L. K. Martin, is due out this Spring, in time for the South Carolina Book Festival!