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Silas House

USA flag (b.1971)

Silas House is an American writer best known for his novels. He is also a music journalist, environmental activist, and columnist. House's fiction is known for its attention to the natural world, working class characters, and the plight of the rural place and rural people.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Clay's Quilt (2001)
   A Parchment of Leaves (2002)
   The Coal Tattoo (2004)
   Eli the Good (2009)
   Same Sun Here (2012) (with Neela Vaswani)
   Southernmost (2018)
Non fiction
   Something's Rising (2009) (with Jason Howard)
Silas House recommends
Walking Through Shadows (2002)
Bev Marshall
"So mesmerizing, so intriguing, and so beautiful that I was happily out of breath by the time I finished it. Bev Marshall has crafted an unforgettable world full of flesh-and-blood characters."
Calling Home (2008)
Janna McMahan
"A beautifully wrought novel populated by a vivid cast of characters... Janna McMahan takes us completely into the lives of these people and their small town, presenting this world with authenticity and dignity. I absolutely loved this book and will carry it with me for a long time."
Welcome Back to Pie Town (2012)
(Pie Town, book 2)
Lynne Hinton
"Lynne Hinton writes about the most important things - family, friends, and faith - with grace, wit, and a keen insight."
Where All Light Tends to Go (2015)
David Joy
"David Joy gives us a world that is equal parts graceful beauty and true grit in this poetic and heart-pounding novel. Where All Light Tends to Go contains those essential elements for a novel that 'sticks to the ribs' complex and memorable characters, a palpable sense of place, and a plot that is driven as much by suspense as lyricism. You won't be able to put down this profoundly moving and illuminating look into a mysterious and intricate world where the smell of the southern pines mingles with the scent of cooking meth."
Pride of Eden (2020)
Taylor Brown
"Pride of Eden is intimate in detail and thematically epic. Beautifully written and hard to put down, this book fairly bursts with a sense of place so rich you feel as if you are stepping into this lush world and characters?including the animals?with whom you don't want to stop spending time. Taylor Brown has firmly established himself as one of our finest novelists."
Every Bone a Prayer (2020)
Ashley Blooms
"Every Bone a Prayer is beautifully written and absolutely harrowing from first page to last. It's unlike anything you've ever read before, and you will be mesmerized by it. Misty is among the most endearing characters I've met on the written page in a long while and I won't forget her anytime soon. This haunting debut announces the arrival of one of the most original and exciting new voices in literature."

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