Books

Rash’s ‘Waterfall’ plumbs heartbreak, meth and mystery

With Ron Rash’s latest and sixth novel, “Above the Waterfall,” I felt a thrill when he mentioned, as he did in his 2012 novel, “The Cove,” the parakeets that once nested in the mountains of Appalachia. The thought of those colorful creatures flitting about decades ago lifted me out of the beautiful but wasted landscape that obviously grips and holds fast this New York Times best-selling writer.

Books

This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 30, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.

Charlotte Things To Do

Charlotte Deals

Today's Circulars