Fireside Books and the Earl Scruggs Center
Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
FREE Program- Registration Recommended
(Exhibit Admission not included.)
Acclaimed equally for his penetrating novels and his haunting and lyrical short stories, Ron Rash is recognized as one of the most significant American writers at work today. Now, to celebrate his lasting literary contributions, thirty-four of Rash’s most memorable stories have been brought together in SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE, a magnificent volume culled from four previous collections (Nothing Gold Can Stay, Burning Bright, Chemistry, and The Night New Jesus Fell to Earth).
Thirty-four of the finest short stories from Ron Rash, critically acclaimed author of Serena, The Cove, and the 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award winner Burning Bright
“Like his great predecessors, Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, and especially Eudora Welty, Ron Rash’s stories are rooted in the American South, and from that place and those people, he wrests marvelously rich and compelling vignettes of life as he has seen and imagined in it.”
—Edna O’Brien, international award-winning author of Saints and Sinners
With settings that range from Civil War-era Confederate territory to contemporary small towns and farmsteads, these stories demonstrate Rash’s ability to evoke the heart and soul of the rugged Appalachian landscape and its people—men and women inexorably tethered to the geography that defines and shapes them. The themes explored in these collected works are universal and enduring, exhibiting the stark beauty and unexpected tenderness that defines Rash’s masterful body of work.
Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Finalist and New York Times bestselling novel Serena, in addition to four other prizewinning novels, including One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight; four collections of poems; and five collections of stories, among them Burning Bright, which won the 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and Chemistry and Other Stories, which was a finalist for the 2007 PEN/Faulkner Award. Twice the recipient of the O. Henry Prize, he teaches at Western Carolina University.
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