Search Results: "Silas House"


BOOK REVIEW

ELI THE GOOD by Silas House
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Readers will want to keep an eye out for future works by this talented writer. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
The summer of 1976 was when ten-year-old Eli Book first knew his father, when he "first saw the war inching its way beneath his skin, behind his eyes." Read full book review >

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A PARCHMENT OF LEAVES by Silas House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2002

"From the raptures of Appalachian Spring to the many, complicated facets of women's lives in that time and place: a superb combination of wonder and suffering."
Breathtaking both for its beauty and its pain, House's second (after Clay's Quilt, 2001) tells a finely nuanced tale of a Kentucky mountain family in the tumultuous WWI era, as the taking of a Cherokee bride unleashes passions that create life and destroy it. Read full book review >

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THE COAL TATTOO by Silas House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2004

"Sometimes marred by a monotony in its characterizations, but, overall, a gentle tale with appealingly flawed people and an exquisite sense of the quotidian."
Third in a multigenerational saga (A Parchment of Leaves, 2002, etc.) of a Kentucky mountain family with tragedy to burn. Read full book review >

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CLAY’S QUILT by Silas House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2001

"An appealing and promising debut."
A Kentucky author's plaintive debut tells the story of coal miner Clay Sizemore's efforts to understand and possess his own history, shattered when he was a three-year-old present at his own mother's murder. Read full book review >

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SAME SUN HERE by Silas House
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Nonetheless, a finely detailed depiction of two separate worlds that demonstrates a deep well of shared humanity. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A very modern cross-cultural story narrated by way of an old-fashioned pen-pal correspondence. Read full book review >

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A NOTHING NAMED SILAS by Steve Westover
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Thin, thin, thin. (Dystopian adventure. 12 & up)"
This dystopia starts out strong but falls to a weak plot. Read full book review >

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The Sons of Silas McCracken by Dudley James Podbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2016

"Although simple in message and execution, this tale about three brothers turns into an addictive read."
Podbury (These Tumultuous Years, 2016) explores how the early influence of a hard, unloving Scottish father shapes the successes and failures of his three sons.Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"An engaging history of a country through the biography of its most famous dwelling. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The latest installment in the For Kids series offers a biography of a house. Read full book review >

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HOUSE by Albert Lorenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"However, the artwork is deeply satisfying and the throng of informational tidbits keeps readers turning the pages, to savor slowly or devour in one sitting. (Picture book. 7-12)"
This handsome book, subtitled "Showing How People Have Lived Throughout History with Examples Drawn from the Lives of Legendary Men and Women," comes in the wake of Lorenz's Metropolis (1996) and is just as meticulously crafted. Read full book review >

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HOUSE by Michael Ruhlman
Released: March 21, 2005

"Squirts a measure of original thinking onto what has become a vast serving of the topic."
The travails and deep, soul-satisfying pleasures of buying a grand fixer-upper in the old neighborhood. Read full book review >