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Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories

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Publisher Comments:

From Ron Rash, PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, comes a new collection of unforgettable stories set in Appalachia that focuses on the lives of those haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear — spanning the Civil War to the present day.

The darkness of Ron Rash's work contrasts with its unexpected sensitivity and stark beauty in a manner that could only be accomplished by this master of the short story form.

Nothing Gold Can Stay includes 14 stories, including Rash's “The Trusty,” which first appeared in The New Yorker.

Review:

“Violence-streaked stories that comprise another fine collection from [Ron] Rash…his oneness with the region and its people makes an indelible impression.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Review:

“Rash's short stories thematically paint Appalachia not as a definitive place but as a series of many interconnected ways of relating to human and environmental frailty. Another fine addition to the Rash bibliography, and a great entry point for the uninitiated reader.” Library Journal

Review:

“Rash impresses with clear-eyed, sympathetic writing about flawed and troubled characters.” Publishers Weekly

Review:

“[A] wonderful collection.” Booklist

Review:

“Ron Rash's fifth story collection, Nothing Gold Can Stay, set in hardscrabble Appalachia, has a tone and temperament like that of his compatriot Eudora Welty, with a twist of Barry Hannah.” Elle

Review:

“A lovely, essential new collection of stories...lyrical and honest, grounded in place yet sweeping in scope....[Rash's] prose is elegant, suggestive, and Hardyesque.” Boston Globe

Review:

“Striking...engaging...mesmerizing....After finishing this collection, one simply just wants to read more of Ron Rash.” Minneapolis Star Tribune

Review:

“In his new collection of stories, Ron Rash stunningly renders his native Appalachia as an exotic planetoid governed by its own peculiar orbital laws....Rash is a fast-rising superstar in the North Carolina literary constellation that includes such luminaries as Michael Parker, Clyde Edgerton and Phillip Gerard.” Charlotte Observer

Review:

“Crime, with its violence, threads through the butchers-dozen of stories in the authors masterly 14th book, Nothing Gold Can Stay, as inexorably as it winds through the problematic lives of his Appalachian-dwelling characters.” Wall Street Journal

Review:

“[Rash's] starkly beautiful prose has mapped the heart and soul of southern Appalachia in a way few writers of his generation can match....A splendid new collection...shimmering, liquid poetry.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Review:

Nothing Gold Can Stay is a gripping collection, raw and real, that solidifies Rash as a powerful and imaginative storyteller.” Kansas City Star

Review:

“Ron Rash's Nothing Gold Can Stay is [his] best book since Serena. Excitingly versatile....The stories are united by clean, tough specificity, courtly backwoods diction, and a capacity for sending shivers. (Alfred Hitchcock would have loved the story ‘A Sort of Miracle').” Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Review:

"A collection of short stories about Appalachia that are actually more like diamonds: cold, glittering, valuable.” New York Magazine

Review:

“With Nothing Gold Can Stay, Ron Rash cements his reputation as one of the foremost chroniclers of that mythic uber-America known as the South....At his best, Rash evokes an understated poignancy that is genuinely affecting." Washington Post

Review:

“Masterfully crafted. The best of Rash's stories, written in a spare prose style, have an aching lyricism as they chronicle the hard times and hard fall of his characters. The best of the best will haunt the reader long after they're done.” Washington Independent Review of Books

Review:

“The stories of Nothing Gold Can Stay are tough-minded, surprising, illuminating even when Rash leaves much unsaid (often the reader comprehends more than the characters can). But no matter when they are set or who they concern, these stories are kin to each other.” Miami Herald

Review:

“[Rash] bears comparison to the world's truly great story writers — particularly Nathaniel Hawthorne for the gothic horrors that lie in the human heart and Anton Chekhov for his unflinching eye and his ability to capture a character in a single gesture.” Richmond Times-Dispatch

Review:

“Each of the stories in this collection comes to life under the power of Rash's muscular way with words....The author creates a slice of life so authentic you can hear the rushing water and see the falling tears.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash returns again to Appalachia to capture lives haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear, in a collection of unforgettable stories that span the Civil War to the present day. The violence of Rash's characters and their raw settings are matched only by their resonance and stark beauty, a masterful combination that has earned Rash an avalanche of praise.

About the Author

Ron Rash is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Cove, in addition to three other prizewinning novels, One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight; four collections of poems; and four collections of stories, among them Something Rich and Strange, Nothing Gold Can Stay, Burning Bright, which won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and Chemistry and Other Stories, which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Twice the recipient of the O. Henry Prize, he teaches at Western Carolina University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062202727
Subtitle:
Stories
Author:
Rash, Ron
Publisher:
Ecco
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20140311
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 x 0.576577 in 10.4 oz

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Product details 256 pages Ecco - English 9780062202727 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Violence-streaked stories that comprise another fine collection from [Ron] Rash…his oneness with the region and its people makes an indelible impression.”
"Review" by , “Rash's short stories thematically paint Appalachia not as a definitive place but as a series of many interconnected ways of relating to human and environmental frailty. Another fine addition to the Rash bibliography, and a great entry point for the uninitiated reader.”
"Review" by , “Rash impresses with clear-eyed, sympathetic writing about flawed and troubled characters.”
"Review" by , “[A] wonderful collection.”
"Review" by , “Ron Rash's fifth story collection, Nothing Gold Can Stay, set in hardscrabble Appalachia, has a tone and temperament like that of his compatriot Eudora Welty, with a twist of Barry Hannah.”
"Review" by , “A lovely, essential new collection of stories...lyrical and honest, grounded in place yet sweeping in scope....[Rash's] prose is elegant, suggestive, and Hardyesque.”
"Review" by , “Striking...engaging...mesmerizing....After finishing this collection, one simply just wants to read more of Ron Rash.”
"Review" by , “In his new collection of stories, Ron Rash stunningly renders his native Appalachia as an exotic planetoid governed by its own peculiar orbital laws....Rash is a fast-rising superstar in the North Carolina literary constellation that includes such luminaries as Michael Parker, Clyde Edgerton and Phillip Gerard.”
"Review" by , “Crime, with its violence, threads through the butchers-dozen of stories in the authors masterly 14th book, Nothing Gold Can Stay, as inexorably as it winds through the problematic lives of his Appalachian-dwelling characters.”
"Review" by , “[Rash's] starkly beautiful prose has mapped the heart and soul of southern Appalachia in a way few writers of his generation can match....A splendid new collection...shimmering, liquid poetry.”
"Review" by , Nothing Gold Can Stay is a gripping collection, raw and real, that solidifies Rash as a powerful and imaginative storyteller.”
"Review" by , “Ron Rash's Nothing Gold Can Stay is [his] best book since Serena. Excitingly versatile....The stories are united by clean, tough specificity, courtly backwoods diction, and a capacity for sending shivers. (Alfred Hitchcock would have loved the story ‘A Sort of Miracle').”
"Review" by , "A collection of short stories about Appalachia that are actually more like diamonds: cold, glittering, valuable.”
"Review" by , “With Nothing Gold Can Stay, Ron Rash cements his reputation as one of the foremost chroniclers of that mythic uber-America known as the South....At his best, Rash evokes an understated poignancy that is genuinely affecting."
"Review" by , “Masterfully crafted. The best of Rash's stories, written in a spare prose style, have an aching lyricism as they chronicle the hard times and hard fall of his characters. The best of the best will haunt the reader long after they're done.”
"Review" by , “The stories of Nothing Gold Can Stay are tough-minded, surprising, illuminating even when Rash leaves much unsaid (often the reader comprehends more than the characters can). But no matter when they are set or who they concern, these stories are kin to each other.”
"Review" by , “[Rash] bears comparison to the world's truly great story writers — particularly Nathaniel Hawthorne for the gothic horrors that lie in the human heart and Anton Chekhov for his unflinching eye and his ability to capture a character in a single gesture.”
"Review" by , “Each of the stories in this collection comes to life under the power of Rash's muscular way with words....The author creates a slice of life so authentic you can hear the rushing water and see the falling tears.”
"Synopsis" by , New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash returns again to Appalachia to capture lives haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear, in a collection of unforgettable stories that span the Civil War to the present day. The violence of Rash's characters and their raw settings are matched only by their resonance and stark beauty, a masterful combination that has earned Rash an avalanche of praise.
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