Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories

Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories #2020

Nothing Gold Can Stay Stories 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
  • Title: Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories
  • Author: Ron Rash
  • ISBN: 9780062202734
  • Page: 364
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 beaFrom 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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    The title of Ron Rash s fifth short story collection, Nothing Gold Can Stay, comes from the chestnut poem, with the same title, by Robert Frost Nature s first green is goldHer hardest hue to hold Her early leaf s a flowerBut only so an hourThen leaf subsides to leafSo Eden sank to griefSo dawn goes down to dayNothing gold can stayIt is one of only two three poems I have memorized in my life the others being Sandberg s Fog and a classic limerick having to do with Nantucket, thanks for the reminde [...]

    man, ron rash is good.of all the people who write that appalachia desperation stuff i eat up with a spoon, his writing is just head and shoulders above his peers he is both muscular and fragile, with a blink and you miss it quietude for short stories to have this much depth and impact that they simply haunt the reader is quite impressiveese stories span time and theme, although there are elements that recur escape, regret, nostalgia, yearninge typical themes of this kind of literature, to be sur [...]

    What is memory but near and far events spread and smoothed beneath the present s surface.There is darkness lurking in the mountains and hills of the human heart Darkness that can bring a person to their knees, to commit unspeakable acts, darkness enough to drown a life in meaningless oblivion What is moving, deathly beautiful, than to embrace these dying embers into prose to swallow like a bitter pill Every junky is like a setting sun, sang Neil Young about life that is both beautiful but pain [...]

    One of the reasons short fiction is my favorite genre is the requisite economy of words an author must employ A virtuoso can make you feel all of the unsaid things fleeting djinns seen with peripheral vision that may not be there My solid measuring stick of fantastic writing is reaching the end of a story and getting that unsettled just what the fuck is going on here feeling a sensation that can come from something genre stretching from Ben Marcus as much as a writer penning a piece in a classic [...]

    Pretty dark short stories, Rash style.Rash is a master in telling short stories I think he might be even outshining himself compared to his novels He can set a scene without too many words like no other, and eventhough many of his characters are just doomed to begin with, still they manage to enlighten their lives and the reader s a little bit, just to be thrown back into the abyss right after again Some dark humor comes into play, but most often it is the despair, hope or love of the characters [...]

    Ron Rash s prose is beautiful Nothing but Gold Can Stay, is a book of short stories, with settings in Appalachia, and time frames ranging from the Civil War to present Rash does not write psycho thrillers or violent murder mysteries He does not need heart stopping events to keep the reader immersed in the story He writes about life, hope, lust, failure, friendships and hardships His characters seem like someone you ve known or maybe want to know and his descriptive writing allows me to see a tea [...]

    I d fish until it was neither day nor night, but balanced between There never seemed to be a breeze, pond and shore equally smoothed Just stillness, as though the world had taken a soft breath, and was holding it in, and even time had leveled out, moving neither forward nor back Then the frogs and crickets waiting for full dark announced themselves, or a breeze came up and I again heard the slosh of water against land Nothing Gold Can Stay is an omnibus of fourteen short stories by American auth [...]

    3.5 These stories have such a strong atmosphere of the Appalachians, which is of course whatRash is best noted for I wasn t sure if his stories would follow the same path of his novels, his brutal honesty in his treatment of his characters and his at times rather violent twists One has to think when reading these stories, he leaves much out and never sets the reader on a clear path Some of them do not have definitive endings and it is up to the readers interpretation to figure out what happened [...]

    I like me some gritty Southern fiction now and then, and Ron Rash delivers, though he s not quite Daniel Woodrell or William Faulkner, at least not yet But this collection of sixteen short stories was very listenable, very varied and flavorful, and while not quite popping 5 star greatness for me, it satisfied my yearning so I will definitely check out by him.All set in the Appalachians, these are stories are about hard, surviving mountain people They range from a post Civil War story about a pr [...]

    Okay, it s official Ron Rash is a literary genius.But seriously, Ron Rash is a literary genius, at least in my book This collection of short stories will not disappoint Rash s fans and is sure to earn him some new ones Though I thought all the stories were quite strong, I especially enjoyed reading Something Rich and Strange which served as the inspiration for his novel Saints at the River.

    When you think of this authors writings you rekindle a great canvas dealing with memorable characters pitted into diversity with very human dilemmas, you have a great landscape as the backdrop, the characters just come alive, live, and breath off the page with his own crafted ability to spin a tale with a terrible beauty, a potent language, a prose evocative and lush, darkly poetic and a cast of characters with flaws like many humans on this earth This collection has all these qualities mentione [...]

    Water has its own archeology, not a layering but a leveling, and this is truer to our sense of the past, because what is memory but near and far events spread and smoothed beneath the present s surface The gorgeous hardcover edition of a new collection of stories by Ron Rash produced by Ecco Books made me pick it from among the mass of new books on a shelf I d never read anything by Rash before, but I so regret the lack of attention that enabled me to overlook this master until now I exhort you [...]

    Excellent collection of short stories set in Appalachia from the Civil War to the present I read his book The Cove, which I enjoyed, but I liked this even better The stories are all very different but they are beautifully written, vivid and imaginative I especially liked The Trusty but all are memorable.Very well done highly recommend, especially to fans of short stories.

    Solid 4 star collection A fabulous collection of stories about ordinary, small town people spanning several decades one dating back slavery in the south, some set in present day caught in moral dilemmas or facing a fateful judgment If O Henry and Flannery O Conner had a love child, it would be Ron Rash Above all these stories felt real to me By that I mean, there wasn t always a bow on the final page to tie things up nicely, because that s not what life is really like Ron Rash seems to be deeply [...]

    It always seems strange to get a book that is only a year old for 99 cents online And it is nice when the book is as good as this one by Appalachian regional writer Ron Rash His short stories are dependably weird and sometimes a bit grim but I have now read enough of his work poetry, novels, short stories to feel comfortable with him just about all the time I especially like his kind of offbeat writing in his short stories because it does not seem so important to fully understand each one right [...]

    A solid collection of short stories by Ron Rash, all set in his native North Carolina If you haven t read any of his fiction, this is probably a good place to start Plenty of variety in the 14 stories from chain gang escapees to oxycontin and meth addicts, set from the post Civil War era to modern day There were five or stories that were great among those, Night Hawks, about a female former sixth grade school teacher who lands a job as a night shift deejay at a local radio station after a traum [...]

    Wat is Ron Rash toch een ongelooflijk goede schrijver Deze verhalen zijn weer in zijn geheel eigen stem geschreven, melancholiek en vol compassie, maar nooit bitter Geen zin valt uit de toon, alles stroomt als muziek Sommige verhalen gaan door merg en been, zoals The Magic Bus Ik houd van Ron Rash, dat is zeker.

    Ron Rash is a talented writer I love his perspective The settings and vantages in this collection of stories run the gamut civil war run away slaves to modern day meth cooks All taking place in the edge of Western North Carolina that I think of as home away from home Taken individually, there are some gems in there Taken as a collection I wish I would have read in sips rather than straight through Some of my favorites were The Trusty, Something Rich and Strange, The Magic Bus, and Three A.M and [...]

    Terrific, beautiful set of stories that have a much broader set of characters and time frames than his other collections These are probably his best, in my opinion, and you ll find little homages to poetry here and there even in the title For avid Rash fans, a painting by Hopper makes its appearance just as one does in Waterfall, and the story which either led to or was extracted from Saints at the River is here, but with its focus on the rescue diver Yes, there s that angst over meth we often s [...]

    Mmmm, beautiful It s been ages since I ve been able to sit down with a wonderful book of short stories just ignore my whole family sorry guys for a few hours The first two stories are unfortunately the weakest in the book if you ask me, but if you ve got a little stick to it ive ness in you, you re in for a real treat I look forward to Ron Rush someday when my gigantic to read pile at home isn t threatening to teeter over possibly smoosh any short people who might be in the area.

    This is not a bad book from Rash, but I just didn t feel the collection was that memorable The first story was by far the best.

    My goodness, these stories are good I love Ron Rash s writing, as anyone who know me knows about me I ve read and enjoyed three other collections of his stories before this one, but Nothing Gold Can Stay seems fully realized, somehow, as an expression of Rash s style and artistry I don t know if others who love his writings would agree with me about this, but I feel this idea strongly as though it were a matter of emotion than thought As a collection the stories are finely drawn, richly text [...]

    Here s the thing about short stories as soon as I become invested in one, it ends So annoying This led me to shun short story collections for many years Recently I got over my prejudice and hopped back on the wagon, and have enjoyed many great works Unfortunately, after reading Nothing Gold Can Stay, the frustration has returned ten fold because Ron Rash s writing is just THAT amazing I will continue to devour his novels and stories like a starving animal until I ve reached the end of the feast [...]

    Nothing Gold Can Stay by Ron Rash Harper Collins Publishers 2013 Fiction is a very well done collection of short stories by my absolute favorite contemporary Southern voice Nobody, and I mean nobody, can tell a story like Ron Rash The author once again centers this collection of stories in the mountains of western North Carolina The gems of this volume include The Dowry intransigence after the Civil War , The Magic Bus the 1960 s counterculture comes to the Blue Ridge , A Sort of Miracle the per [...]

    These incredibly beautiful stories have the nourishing power of a great meal So many of Rash s characters are filled with pain and regret that s expressed with such keenness and subtlety all I could was read in astonishment There s a description of a teenager drowning that is nothing short of brilliant and in another story, a man watches a pond being drained and by the end of that simple task, the tension is almost unbearable.This is a wonderful collection.

    Ron Rash is the master of the modern South He so effortlessly captures the despair, isolation, fear, and grit of the people who live in this region Even though the stories are easy to breeze through, take the time to reflect on what he said the tales are rich in historical, biblical and cultural themes that reveal his character s natures.

    I can t say enough good things about Ron Rash His writing is so raw and powerful This collection of short stories was no exception Usually in short story collections I find myself liking some but not all Not so with this one Everyone was great, obviously some stood out than others but not a bad one in the bunch in my opinion.

    For a most excellent review of this book and the stories and links to reviews and interviews, see Will Byrnes review review show His review is superb and I am with him on just about everything.I do, however, have a different favorite story His is Night Hawks mine is Twenty Six Days So let me just say a bit about my favorite It concerns the parents of a young soldier with only 26 days left in her Afghanistan tour When she s done, she s done her tour is over and she s going to NC State in Charlott [...]

    I discovered this book because of the Malaprop s Bookstore blind date system they wrap books in brown paper and write a description on the outside in Sharpie You pick a description you like and buy the book It was all very exciting yes, this is the kind of thing I find very exciting I m a bookworm who is easily amused , and the description I received was this lovely, haunting, lyrical, honest, grounded, elegant, suggestive, powerful, brilliant only in all caps, which I am loath to reproduce here [...]

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