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              Books by Silas House

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              Clay's Quilt

              Clay's Quilt (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By House, Silas

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              A motherless young man must stitch his life together among his relatives and other lively folks of Free Creek Kentucky.

              ISBN 9781949467246
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Coal Country: Rising Up Against Mountaintop Removal Mining
               

              Coal Country: Rising Up Against Mountaintop Removal Mining (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burns, Shirley Stewart; Evans, Mari-Lynn; House, Silas

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              In the long, complex history of coal exploitation in Appalachia, mountaintop-removal (MTR) mining is the most destructive practice yet visited upon the land and its people: Ancient forested mountainsides are blown up to extract the underlying coal, and the resulting debris is dum...ped into nearby valleys and streams. The politics and economics of mining in the region have long allowed coal companies virtually free rein, but in recent years, opposition to MTR has gained national momentum. This illustrated volume, like the powerful documentary film on which it is based, gives voice to the growing chorus of protest against MTR mining in Appalachia through a collection of essays, oral history, commentary, and images. It features many of the personalities from the film in their own words, as well as thoughtful essays by such eloquent voices as writers Wendell Berry and Silas House, activist Judy Bonds, journalists Michael Shnayerson and Denise Giardina, and entertainers Kathy Mattea and Ashley Judd. Illustrations include contemporary photography of this still-beautiful region -- and of mining devastation and the affected landscapes, communities, and people -- by noted photojournalists such as Mark Schmerling, Builder Levy, and Vivian Stockman. Sidebars feature excerpts from contemporary and historical literature, poetry, song lyrics, drawings, cartoons, and ephemera.
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              ISBN 9781578051663
              Released NZ 24 Nov 2009
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              The Coal Tattoo

              The Coal Tattoo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By House, Silas

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              Two orphaned sisters, one Pentecostal, one wild, must raise each other and themselves in the mountains of WWI-era Kentucky.

              ISBN 9781949467260
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
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              Something's Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal
                

              Something's Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal (Hardback)

              By House, Silas; Howard, Jason; Foreword by Smith, Lee; Crowther, Hal

              • RRP: $219.50
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              Collects oral histories from a diverse group of individuals from Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Virginia who are fighting mountaintop removal, an ecologically devastating form of coal mining. This book demonstrates the value of preserving a culture's history and spirit t...hrough the stories of its people.
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              ISBN 9780813125466
              Released NZ 16 Mar 2009
              Publisher Inbooks
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              Chinaberry
                

              Chinaberry (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Still, James; Edited by House, Silas

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              The tale of a young boy who travels from Alabama to Texas in search of work on a cotton farm. He finds a ranch owned by a couple where he learns many important life lessons.

              ISBN 9780813141091
              Released NZ 17 Jul 2012
              Publisher Inbooks
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              A Parchment of Leaves

              A Parchment of Leaves (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By House, Silas

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              In 1900s Kentucky, Saul Sullivan leaves his bride behind to seek work, and his brother steps in, with violent consequences.

              ISBN 9781949467253
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Eli the Good

              Eli the Good (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By House, Silas

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              From the bestselling author of such adult novels as Clay's Quilt comes his YA debut--a tender look at the complexities of childhood and the realities of war. For 10-year-old Eli Book, the summer of 1976 is the summer that threatens to tear his family apart.

              ISBN 9780763652883
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2011
              Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Same Sun Here

              Same Sun Here (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By House, Silas; Vaswani, Neela; Illustrated by Schenker, Hilary

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              A 12-year-old Indian immigrant girl in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner's son become pen pals, and eventually best friends, through a series of revealing letters exploring such topics as environmental activism, immigration, and racism. Illustrations.

              ISBN 9780763664510
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2013
              Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
              Interest Age 9-12 years
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              The Hurting Part: Evolution of an American Play
               

              The Hurting Part: Evolution of an American Play (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By House, Silas

              • RRP: $29.99
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              House, author of A Parchment Of Leaves, Clay's Quilt, The Coal Tattoo, and Eli the Good, presents his three-act drama, The Hurting Part alongside its full literary and developmental context.

              ISBN 9781934894057
              Released NZ 31 Jul 2008
              Publisher Motes
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              Southernmost
                

              Southernmost (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Thurston, Charlie; By House, Silas

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              In this stunning novel about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, author Silas House wrestles with the limits of belief and the infinite ways to love. In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelte...r to two gay men. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew--and risks losing everything: his wife, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle. With no way out but ahead, Asher takes Justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he'd turned against years ago after Luke came out. And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love. Southernmost is a tender and affecting book, a meditation on love and its consequences.
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              ISBN 9781665137829
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
              Publisher HighBridge Audio
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