This is a volume of thirty "selected stories" - selected from Ron Rash's previous five story collections plus three from magazine not previously published in book form. The collections, in reverse order of publication, are Nothing Gold Can Stay, Burning Bright, Chemistry, Casualties, and The Night New Jesus Fell to Earth. It was Burning Bright that won the 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, given to the outstanding story collection of the year, world wide, in the English language.
New York: Ecco/HarperCollins, 2014. 434 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.