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Clay's Quilt

(2001)
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On a bone-chilling New Year's Day, when all the mountain roads are slick with ice, Clay's mother, Anneth, insists on leaving her husband. She packs her things, and with three-year-old Clay in tow, they inch their way toward her hometown along the treacherous mountain roads.

That journey ends in the death of Clay's mother. It's a day that comes to haunt her only son, who's left without a family and a history. This is the story of how Clay Sizemore, a coal miner in love with his town but unsure of his place within it, finds a family to call his own.

And it's the story of the people who become part of the life he shapes: Aunt Easter, always filled with a sense of foreboding and bound to her faith above all; Uncle Paul, quietly producing quilt after quilt; Dreama, beautiful and flighty; Evangeline, the untameable daughter of a famous gospel singer; and Alma, the fiddler whose song wends its way into Clay's heart. Together, they all help Clay to fashion a quilt of a life from what treasured pieces are around him.

Authentic and moving, CLAY'S QUILT is both the story of a young man's journey and of Appalachian people struggling to hold on to their heritage.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Clay's Quilt
Author(s): Silas House
ISBN: 1-56512-307-7 / 978-1-56512-307-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clay's Quilt
Author(s): Silas House
ISBN: 1-949467-24-4 / 978-1-949467-24-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blair
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February 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clay's Quilt (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Silas House
ISBN: 0-345-45069-8 / 978-0-345-45069-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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December 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clay's Quilt
Author(s): Silas House
ISBN: 1-58724-143-9 / 978-1-58724-143-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc
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Audio Editions

May 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Clay's Quilt: A Novel
Author(s): Silas House
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Clay's Quilt: A Novel
Author(s): Silas House
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Title: Clay's Quilt: A Novel
Author(s): Silas House
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2001 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Clay's Quilt
Author(s): Silas House
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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