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Review of ‘The World Made Straight’

Seventeen-year-old Travis Shelton lives in the mountains of western North Carolina, and when Ron Rash's superb tale of redemption and healing begins, young Travis knows little of his family's or his region's history. Haunted by shades . . . as if created by the mountains' light-starved ridges and coves, the Shelton family's dark heritage from…

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