“Above the Waterfall” by Ron Rash. A poetic and haunting crime story set in Appalachia. Someone has poisoned a local trout stream. The town sheriff, a likable burnout, suspects a man involved in a land dispute, a conclusion which drives a wedge between him and his partner, ranger Becky Lytle. “Rash captures the gritty realities of modern Appalachia with stark precision (Atlanta Journal Constitution).” The Blue Guitar” by Man Booker winner John Banville. An artist finds his life unraveling in the wake of a soured love affair. ” There is a sly humor at work here, which makes even this potbellied, melancholic Lothario a source of countless delights (Kirkus Reviews).