Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories

Paperback | March 11, 2014

byRon Rash

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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.

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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 it...

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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 ...

Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist andNew York Timesbestselling novelSerena, in addition to four other prizewinning novels, includingOne Foot in Eden,Saints at the River,The World Made Straight, andThe Cove; four collections of poems; and six collections of stories, among themBurning Bright, which won the 2010 Fra...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:March 11, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062202723

ISBN - 13:9780062202727

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“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.”