When there is an argument and altercation on the train platform, she calmly steps forward and tells the young woman there - pregnant by Serena's new husband - that their relationship is now over and to expect nothing of them. Image 1 courtesy of rusoffagency. With so many rich place names to pick from, why bother making any up? Rash uses real place names as well: Clingmans Dome, Deep Creek, Rough Fork, Balsam Mountain, Mount Sterling, Noland Mountain, Cove Creek. She now is the legal assistant for Kendra Olson and assists her with various matters in the areas of personal injury, commercial litigation, construction defects, agricultural disputes, and professional malpractice. It is really hard to change voices. Cloud Business College where she graduated with certificates in secretarial, word processing and accounting. She hopes to someday find time to do volunteer work at the local hospitals and nursing homes as well as read a good book.
I can be fair and go with two stars instead of one because the writing and storytelling is good, but I don't think it was necessary to include that much brutality toward innocent creatures. Serena was just its foil. Baiting a field with corn and apples so you can shoot twelve deer and a bear for sport, then just leave them all piled in the middle of the field to rot after you've killed them. The next spring after receiving her general secretarial certificate, she applied to Pemberton and was hired, 36 years ago. Carlisle for 8 years before making the transition to the firm's Director of Marketing. In this wild place where several men die each week in the pursuit of lumber, Serena — a young, petite woman — seems the most fit to survive.
Assorted loggers were featured as well, serving, as someone said, as a kind of Greek chorus. Serena rushes to help him and uses a belt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding which saves his life. Phil Gigante has a great narration voice, and he did change his inflection for each character. George is hurt by Buchanan's betrayal, and Serena convinces George that Buchanan was never his friend. I said earlier that it's not that it isn't entertaining, and I meant it.
However the characters were awful, Serena in particular. The writing style is suited for young adults because the characters are underdeveloped and it lacks strong themes or ideas. I was hypnotized by her like any man, or woman would be in her presence. Serena doesn't pout or shout. Angie enjoys spending any free moment she has with her family, spending a lot of that at sporting events supporting her children.
She assists in various areas of the law, including Real Estate, Family Law, Corporate and Probate. In 1929 newlyweds George and Serena travel from Boston to the North Carolina Mountains where they plan to harvest timber and create an empire. If you do not like ruthless, greedy and revengeful characters, you will not like the story of timber magnates Serena and George Pemberton as they are the epitome of evil to everyone and everything they touch. Medea tears her brother limb from limb to help Jason and kills her children when Jason leaves her. In 2012 Danielle moved back to the lakes area and joined Pemberton Law Firm in May 2013.
We see that he has been unforgivably careless with the locals. Okay, maybe not a little. I feel a bit shmuckish for not enjoying this book more than I did, and after some serious pondering I have come to the conclusion that I would probably have loved this book if I had a Y chromosome. Serena and George Pemberton have never met a living creature human, animal, or plant they do not wish to dominate or destroy for their own gain. George returns to the camp, and then sets off to hunt the panther. Having read Macbeth, I believe that Serena is more evil than her Shakespearean counterpart. Serena is a slow burn of a novel brimming with darkness and intrigue.
After awhile I thought this was it of the narrative. Is this one time when God deigns to throw a glance at the workings of man or in this case. It takes a community, but this is 1929 and everyone is more afraid of losing their job than they are at stopping wickedness especially when the devil and his handmaiden have the keys to the gold. Aside from researching the type of parties the Cecils held, Rash treated himself to a day at the Biltmore to soak up the ambience and let his mind wander. A really nasty and amoral woman married to an equally unpleasant man. Clunky Moments The entire Komodo Dragon bit was over-the-top and should never have been included. As Buchanan cocks his rifle, George fires first and shoots him in the chest.
Maybe some of that was in the attraction Pemberton once felt for her. The only thing is, when the book opens, Serena is sound asleep on a train as it lumbers through the mountains of late 1920s North Carolina. Beth joined the firm in 2003. Please by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. Bashing in a raccoon's skull with an axe. Serena, set in Haywood County, has Campbells, Harmons, Nolands, Buchanans, Galloways and so on. Serena comes from a timber background- she ate, slept, and lived timber from the time she was a little girl- and in George she has found the man she finally thinks of as her equal.
The cast of characters includes a selfless sheriff, a husband who worships his evil wife, a blind old woman with the gift of foresight, a young mother ready to fight for her baby, and a windbag doctor who is the only one of the cast to initially diagnose Serena as her true self. They have four children, Tim and Erika , Katie, Eric and Sara. They walk through tragedy and all of their softer layers seem to get sloughed off, leaving them hardened and sharp. She enjoys the country life and outdoor activities with her family. Rather, she is the smartest, deadliest predator in the natural world she inhabits. Hubris, greed, man and god, doing the right thing, magic, vengeance, good and evil, the essence of America, capitalism, and with a Greek chorus to boot. She and her husband have been married for 17 years and they have four wonderful children, all of whom are in college.