The year is 1929, and newly-weds George and Serena Pemberton arrive from Boston in the North Carolina mountains to create a timber empire. Serena is ...Show synopsisThe year is 1929, and newly-weds George and Serena Pemberton arrive from Boston in the North Carolina mountains to create a timber empire. Serena is new to the mountains - but she soon shows herself the equal of any worker, overseeing crews, hunting rattlesnakes, even saving her husband's life in the wilderness. Yet she also learns that she will never bear a child. Serena's discovery will set in motion a course of events that will change the lives of everyone in this remote community. As the Pembertons' intense, passionate marriage starts to unravel, this riveting story of love, passion and revenge moves toward its shocking reckoning.Hide synopsis
Serena (Ecco Press) – Trade paperback (2009)
Trade paperback, Ecco Press 2009
ISBN: 0061470848 ISBN-13: 9780061470844
Penned by an award-winning writer, this Gothic tale of greed, corruption, and revenge is set against the backdrop of the 1930s wilderness and America's burgeoning environmental movement.Penned by an award-winning writer, this Gothic tale of greed, corruption, and revenge is set against the backdrop of the 1930s wilderness and America's burgeoning environmental movement.Hide
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Story of a ruthless husband and wife team who destroyed the Western North Carolina mountains and its people by clear cutting forests indiscriminately and killing everybody who tried to stand up to them. People and events are fictional but correlate to real people living at the time. Pretty accurate historically, in representing the social and economical conditions of the time in NC mountains.
This book kept my interest from the first page. Serena was an evil person. Loved reading about the early logging in North Carolina mountains. I could not put the book down once I started it. Highly recommend for pleasure reading and for book clubs.
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