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Reader Meet Writer • Silas House

You are invited to attend an event in the Reader Meet Writer series with Silas House on July 9, 6:00 PM CST. To participate, please email events@ernestandhadleybooks.com or respond to the E&H Facebook event by Wednesday, July 8. We will then send you the Zoom link and passcode to participate. And it's all FREE. If you want to buy the book, it will be available on the E&H eCommerce website at 15% off from July 9 and 10 (hardcover only).

In his New York Times best-selling novel Silas House introduced himself as an important voice for Appalachia and, indeed, for the entire rural South. In Clay's Quilt, now a touchstone for his many fans, House takes us to Free Creek, KY, where a motherless young man forges his path to adulthood surrounded by ancient mountains and his blood relatives and adopted kin: his Aunt Easter tied to her faith and foreboding nature; his Uncle Paul, the quilter; the wild girls Evangeline and Alma; and a fiddler whose music calls to Clay's heart. As he struggles to stitch up the void created by his mother's death, Clay pieces together his own life's quilt, all masterfully wrought by House.

Blair brings this novel into a beautiful new paperback edition, along with two other Silas House novels, A Parchment of Leaves, and The Coal Tattoo. The three novels, which share a common setting and some characters are companion novels. They may be read individually, in any order, but collectively, they form a rich tableau of life in rural mountain Kentucky in the last century.

Silas House is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, one book of creative nonfiction, and three plays. His writing has appeared frequently in the New York Times and has been published in TimeNewsdayGarden & Gun, the Oxford American, and many other places. House is the winner of an E.B. White Award, the Nautilus Award, the Intellectual Freedom Prize from the National Council of Teachers of English, the Storylines Prize from the New York Public Library/NAV Foundation, and many other honors, as well as being longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. He teaches at Berea College and in the Spalding University School of Writing.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 6:00pm
Address: 
1928 7th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1829
Clay's Quilt Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781949467246
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Blair - July 7th, 2020

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