Ron Rash’s new collection of short stories, set in the Appalachia of today and as far back as the Civil War, Nothing Gold Can Stay (Ecco, hd. 24.99), is a priceless collection that will haunt readers long after the book is closed. Rash, the prolific and talented author of short stories, poetry and novels, including last year’s bestseller The Cove, has a gift for evoking a place, a people and their harsh and difficult lives and finding the unsentimental beauty there. CFR
Ron Rash will be on Thacker Mountain Radio Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at The Lyric.