skip to content

House, Silas 1971-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 132 publications in 1 language and 12,442 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Interviews  Young adult works  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction 
Roles: Performer, Editor
Classifications: PS3558.O8659, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about Silas House
Publications by Silas House
Most widely held works about Silas House
 
Most widely held works by Silas House
Something's rising Appalachians fighting mountaintop removal by Silas House( file )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,944 libraries worldwide
Something's Rising 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. Taken together, these voices stand as a testament of what it means to be an Appalachian and demonstrate the value of preserving a culture's history and spirit through the stories of its people. The authors have chosen twelve unique voices including Jean Ritchie, the "mother of folk," who doesn't let her eighty-six years slow down her fighting spirit; Judy Bonds, a tough-talking
Clay's quilt : a novel by Silas House( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,538 libraries worldwide
"This is the story of how Clay, a coal miner in love with his hometown but unsure of his place within it, finds the family he's been seeking"--Jacket
A parchment of leaves : a novel by Silas House( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,530 libraries worldwide
In 1917, a Cherokee woman who leaves her community to marry a white man finds herself isolated and discriminated against as she tries to settle in to her new life
The coal tattoo : a novel by Silas House( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,412 libraries worldwide
Two sisters, Easter and Anneth, struggle to raise themselves in their small mining town after their parents' deaths, and each deals with the tragedy and hardships in a different way
Chinaberry by James Still( file )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,188 libraries worldwide
Celebrated as the "Dean of Appalachian Literature," James Still has won the appreciation of audiences in Appalachia and beyond for more than seventy years. The author of the classics River of Earth (1940) and The Wolfpen Poems (1986), Still is known for his careful prose construction and for the poetry of his meticulous, rhythmic style. Upon his death, however, one manuscript remained unpublished. Still's friends, family, and fellow writer Silas House will now deliver this story to readers, having assembled and refined the manuscript to prepare it for publication. Chinaberry, named for the ranch that serves as the centerpiece of the story, is Still's last and perhaps greatest contribution to American literature. Chinaberry follows the adventures of a young boy as he travels to Texas from Alabama in search of work on a cotton farm. Upon arriving, he discovers the ranch of Anson and Lurie Winters, a young couple whose lives are defined by hard work, family, and a tragedy that haunts their past. Still's entrancing narrative centers on the boy's experience at the ranch under Anson's watchful eye and Lurie's doting care, highlighting the importance of home, whether it is defined by people or a place. In this celebration of the art of storytelling, Still captures a time and place that are gone forever and introduces the reader to an unforgettable cast of characters, illustrating the impact that one person can have on another. A combination of memoir and imagination, truth and fiction, Chinaberry is a work of art that leaves the reader in awe of Still's mastery of language and thankful for the lifetime of wisdom that manifests itself in his work
Same sun here by Silas House( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,017 libraries worldwide
A twelve-year-old Indian immigrant 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
Eli the Good by Silas House( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 901 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1976, ten-year-old Eli Book's excitement over Bicentennial celebrations is tempered by his father's flashbacks to the Vietnam War and other family problems, as well as concern about his tough but troubled best friend, Edie
Clay's quilt by Silas House( file )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
Clay Sizemore loves his home in Free Creek, but he longs for more. Since the death of his mother when he was four, he has felt the absence of family. His father left, and he has no siblings. But finally, through the love of others, he is able to create a place of his own
A parchment of leaves by Silas House( Computer File )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Young Irish American Saul Sullivan marries a beautiful Cherokee woman named Vine. As a racially-mixed couple, they weather a storm of prejudice, but eventually find acceptance with Saul's family. Then Saul must move away to another country for a year to find work. Taking advantage of his absence, Saul's jealous younger brother Aaron makes unwelcome advances on Vine. The tragic consequences forever change all of their lives
The coal tattoo by Silas House( Computer File )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
Easter is a devout Pentecostal, while Anneth is headstrong and restless. The two live in the heart of coal mining country, surrounded by the ghosts of their loved ones. One night, Easter meets El, the man that will become her husband. But their marriage drives a wedge between the sisters and soon Anneth heads to Nashville with a new husband of her own. As time passes, the two sisters struggle to forgive past transgressions, and love one another despite their differences
Same sun here by Silas House( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
A twelve-year-old Indian immigrant 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
Coal country : rising up against mountaintop removal mining ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Eli the Good by Silas House( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1976, ten-year-old Eli Book's excitement over Bicentennial celebrations is tempered by his father's flashbacks to the Vietnam War and other family problems, as well as concern about his tough but troubled best friend, Edie
Missing mountains : we went to the mountaintop but it wasn't there ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Kentuckians write against mountaintop removal
The hurting part : evolution of an American play by Silas House( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Silas House issue ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Recruiters : a story by Silas House( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Songs for the mountaintop ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Public Outcry by Public Outcry (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Two stories by Silas House( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Saints is the story of pregnant 17-year-old Marcella Morgan, who hopes that Mother Teresa, visiting a small Appalachian town just before her death, can help her. But Marcella finds that the true saints are found in the most unlikely forms
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Languages
English (120)
Covers
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.