Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ron Rash at Park Road Books next week

Ron Rash will sign copies of his newest award-winning short story collection, "Burning Bright," 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Charlotte's Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road.

The collection, winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, is now available in paperback for $12.99.

Rash, a Boiling Springs native who teaches at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, has won international acclaim for his poetry, short stories and novels. The 12 stories in "Burning Bright," set in Appalachia, include tales of meth addicts, poverty and hard luck. "Burning Bright finds a narrow sweet spot between Raymond Carver's minimalism and William Faulkner's Gothic," says The Washington Post.