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House, Silas 1971-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 132 publications in 1 language and 12,445 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Interviews  Historical fiction  Young adult works  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PS3558.O8659, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Silas House
Clay's quilt : a novel by Silas House( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,482 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 )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,464 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 1,221 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
Same sun here by Silas House( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 946 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 819 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
Something's rising : Appalachians fighting mountaintop removal by Silas House( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 705 libraries worldwide
Like an old-fashioned hymn sung in rounds, Something's Rising gives a stirring voice to the lives, culture, and determination of the people fighting the destructive practice of mountaintop removal in the coalfields of central Appalachia. Each person's story, unique and unfiltered, articulates the hardship of living in these majestic mountains amid the daily desecration of the land by the coal industry because of America's insistence on cheap energy. Developed as an alternative to strip mining, mountaintop removal mining consists of blasting away the tops of mountains, dumping waste into the valleys, and retrieving the exposed coal. This process buries streams, pollutes wells and waterways, and alters fragile ecologies in the region. The people who live, work, and raise families in central Appalachia face not only the physical destruction of their land but also the loss of their culture and health in a society dominated by the consequences of mountaintop removal. Included here are oral histories from Jean Ritchie, "the mother of folk," who doesn't let her eighty-six years slow down her fighting spirit; Judy Bonds, a tough-talking coal-miner's daughter; Kathy Mattea, the beloved country singer who believes cooperation is the key to winning the battle; Jack Spadaro, the heroic whistle-blower who has risked everything to share his insider knowledge of federal mining agencies; Larry Bush, who doesn't back down even when speeding coal trucks are used to intimidate him; Denise Giardina, a celebrated writer who ran for governor to bring attention to the issue; and many more. The book features both well-known activists and people rarely in the media. Each oral history is prefaced with a biographical essay that vividly establishes the interview settings and the subjects' connections to their region. Written and edited by native sons of the mountains, this compelling book captures a fever-pitch moment in the movement against mountaintop removal. Silas House and Jason Howard are experts on the history of resistance in Appalachia, the legacy of exploitation of the region's natural resources, and area's unique culture and landscape. This lyrical and informative text provides a critical perspective on a powerful industry. The cumulative effect of these stories is stunning and powerful. Something's Rising will long stand as a testament to the social and ecological consequences of energy at any cost and will be especially welcomed by readers of Appalachian studies, environmental science, and by all who value the mountain's majesty-our national heritage.--From the publisher
Clay's quilt by Silas House( file )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 669 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( file )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 659 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( file )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 647 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 )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 321 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
Chinaberry by James Still( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
A classic story of adolescence by the late Still (19062001; River of Earth) pursues migrant workers from Alabama to an East Texas ranch. The 13-year-old narrator has accompanied his father's friend, Ernest, and two young men to Texas looking for work; the barefoot boy is small for his age, and as they pass through an East Texas town, he attracts the attention of a wealthy farmer, Anson Winters, who invites the four of them back to his Chinaberry ranch to stay and work for the summer. Anson lost his son several years before and has not gotten over it; also a widower, he has remarried the lovely Lurie, though in three years of marriage they still have no children of their own. The narrator is installed in Anson and Lurie's bedroom and otherwise spoiled, evidence of Anson's transference of affection to the boy, while Lurie intimates that she and the boy are mere substitutes
Coal country : rising up against mountaintop removal mining ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Eli the Good by Silas House( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 136 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 128 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 48 libraries worldwide
"This book includes House's moving short story 'An unsent letter,' and the play, The hurting part, that was based on the same family tale ... Both are about one pivotal winter in the lives of Thelma and Simeon Smallwood. Faced with a gnawing homesickness that leads to emotional explosions both quiet and fierce, 'An unsent letter' and The hurting part reveal that desire which joins us all: the need for a home among people we cherish"--Cover
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 13 libraries worldwide
Public Outcry by Public Outcry (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Rising a gathering of voices for new power by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Silas House Novelist, music journalist, columnist
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English (114)
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