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Eli the Good

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
In his timely YA debut, a best-selling novelist revisits a summer of tumult and truth for a young narrator and his war-torn family.

Bicentennial fireworks burn the sky. Bob Seger growls from a transistor radio. And down by the river, girls line up on lawn chairs in pursuit of the perfect tan. Yet for ten-year-old Eli Book, the summer of 1976 is the one that threatened to tear his family apart. There is his distant mother; his traumatized Vietnam vet dad; his wild sister; his former warprotester aunt; and his tough yet troubled best friend, Edie, the only person with whom he can be himself. As tempers flare and his father's nightmares rage, Eli watches from the sidelines, but soon even he cannot escape the current of conflict. From Silas House comes a tender look at the complexities of childhood and the realities of war - a quintessentially Southern novel filled with music, nostalgic detail, a deep respect for nature, and a powerful sense of place.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Eli The Good (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Silas House
ISBN: 0-606-15373-X / 978-0-606-15373-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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September 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Eli the Good
Author(s): Silas House
ISBN: 0-7636-4341-6 / 978-0-7636-4341-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Eli the Good
Author(s): Silas House
ISBN: 0-7636-5288-1 / 978-0-7636-5288-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Eli the Good
Author(s): Silas House
ISBN: 1-5113-3015-5 / 978-1-5113-3015-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Eli the Good
Author(s): Silas House
ISBN: 1-4558-0112-7 / 978-1-4558-0112-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Eli the Good
Author(s): Silas House
ISBN: 1-4558-0113-5 / 978-1-4558-0113-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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February 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Eli the Good
Author(s): Silas House
ISBN: 1-4558-0114-3 / 978-1-4558-0114-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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February 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Eli the Good
Author(s): Silas House
ISBN: 1-4558-0115-1 / 978-1-4558-0115-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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February 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Eli the Good
Author(s): Silas House
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Eli the Good
Author(s): Silas House
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Eli the Good
Author(s): Silas House
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Eli the Good
Author(s): Silas House
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Eli the Good
Author(s): Silas House
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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