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Ron Rash Writes The Cove, Flute Music in Peru, and $50,000 Freedom Award

I never expected to be thinking about flutes when I went to Peru, nor when I began reading Ron Rash's new novel THE COVE on the return flight. Nor did I expect, on the way to Machu Picchu, to sit next to Ulla, a beautiful Finish flautist with a doctorate from Juilliard. And when I fell in love with The Cove's female protagonist Laurel, I didn't expect to be thinking about the $50,000 Gift of Freedom Award sponsored by A Room of Her Own Foundation. That's the magic of synchronicity, though. Like stars aligning with a grand design, our lives gain meaning as we discover how we are connected to each other. 

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