Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories - Ron Rash I think Book Riot was where I read that this collection of short stories is superbly written but likely only to appeal to Rash's existing fanbase. I completely agree. I loved the writing, but the stories themselves -- the dark, almost sadistic plot elements -- didn't really do a whole lot for me. Still, I think it's a great collection and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in gothic Appalachian literature.