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"Bass creates a slice of music history from the ground up, from the backwoods and front porches all the way to Elvis." —Los Angeles Times 1959: the Brown siblings are the biggest thing in country music. Their inimitable harmony will give rise to the polished sound of the multibillion-dollar country music industry we know today. But when the bonds of family begin to fray, the flame of their celebrity proves as brilliant as it is fleeting. In this arresting novel, acclaimed author Rick Bass draws poignant portraits of their lives, lived both in and out of the limelight. Masterfully jumping between the Browns once auspicious past and the heartbreaking present, Nashville Chrome is the richly imagined story of this forgotten family and an unflinching portrait of an era in American music. "An empathic, breath-catching, mythic and profoundly American tale of creation, destruction and renewal." —Kansas City Star

"Splendid . . . Rick Basss best." —Dallas Morning News

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Rick Bass's third novel dramatizes three real-life 1950s era country singers from Arkansas who produced a unique and eerie tempered harmony--the Nashville Sound--that for a brief period made them the biggest thing in country music.

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The Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana is one of the last great wild places in the United States, a land of black bears and grizzlies, wolves and coyotes, bald and golden eagles, and even a handful of humans. But its magic may not be enough to save it from the forces threatening it now. In The Book of Yaak Rick Bass captures the soul of the valley itself, and he shows how, if places like the Yaak are lost, so too will be the human riches of mystery and imagination.

About the Author

RICK BASS is the author of twenty-two books. His first short storycollection, The Watch, set in Texas, won the PEN/Nelson AlgrenAward, and his 2002 collection, The Hermit's Story, was a LosAngeles Times Best Book of the Year. Bass's stories have also beenawarded the Pushcart Prize and the O. Henry Award and havebeen collected in The Best American Short Stories.

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Karen Benner, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Karen Benner)
In this amazing book, Rick Bass captures the precious beauty that is Montana. I envy his life in this remote area of my state and live through his poetic perspective.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395877463
Author:
Bass, Rick
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Bass, Rick
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Nature conservation
Subject:
United States - Mountain - Montana
Subject:
Yaak River Valley (Mont.)
Subject:
Yaak River Valley
Subject:
Yaak Valley
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
106-698
Publication Date:
September 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.56 lb

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Rick Bass's third novel dramatizes three real-life 1950s era country singers from Arkansas who produced a unique and eerie tempered harmony--the Nashville Sound--that for a brief period made them the biggest thing in country music.
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The Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana is one of the last great wild places in the United States, a land of black bears and grizzlies, wolves and coyotes, bald and golden eagles, and even a handful of humans. But its magic may not be enough to save it from the forces threatening it now. In The Book of Yaak Rick Bass captures the soul of the valley itself, and he shows how, if places like the Yaak are lost, so too will be the human riches of mystery and imagination.
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