Search Results: "Silas House"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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BESTIAL NOISE by Tin House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2003

"Sexy and worthwhile."
Tin House has quickly become one of the country's most noticed literary magazines—and herewith some of its contributors. Read full book review >

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UNINVITED by Richard House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"The heady first days of a relationship and the daily hardships of a life on the edge create narrative tension that builds steadily but in unexpected ways: the result is a story memorable in its complexity and depth."
Second novel from British author House (Bruiser, not reviewed): an intricate, tangled tale about two weeks of romance and violence in squatters' London. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS OF ASSISI by Adrian House
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 2001

"A labor of love, but hagiography nonetheless. (4 maps; 14 color illustrations)"
An admiring biography of the medieval Italian saint. Read full book review >

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THE KILLS by Richard House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Ambitious and often brilliant. But, as one character says, 'It's confusing.' And so it is."
A sprawling, subterranean, sometimes-surreal novel of the new world order, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, in which Bolaño and Pynchon wave in passing as we dodge between IEDs and sinister plots. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 1999

"But no one can fault House's urge to concoct a sane and healthy economic relationship with his home place, one deeply immersed in its natural processes and patterns, and which he explores with such empathy and conviction."
Efforts to save a run of wild salmon in northern California, and by extension to formulate a bioregional ethic for living with the land, sympathetically told by participant House in his first book. Read full book review >