WorldCat Identities

House, Silas 1971-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 195 publications in 1 language and 12,358 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Interviews  Children's audiobooks  Young adult works  Historical fiction  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Performer, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PS3558.O8659, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Silas House
 
Most widely held works by Silas House
Something's rising : Appalachians fighting mountaintop removal by Silas House( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,068 WorldCat member 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
Clay's quilt : a novel by Silas House( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member 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 )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,487 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member 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
Chinaberry by James Still( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member 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
Same sun here by Silas House( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member 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 )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 WorldCat member 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
Clay's quilt by Silas House( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member 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. 2004
A parchment of leaves by Silas House( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Irish American Saul Sullivan marries a beautiful Cherokee woman named Vine. As a mixed race 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, Aaron, Saul's jealous younger brother, begins to make unwanted advances on Vine. The tragic violence to come will change all of their lives forever
The coal tattoo by Silas House( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member 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
Coal country : rising up against mountaintop removal mining( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated chronicle of the growing protest movement against mountaintop removal mining (MTR) of coal in Appalachia, including essays, commentary, and oral histories
Eli the Good by Silas House( Recording )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kentuckians write against mountaintop removal
Southernmost by Silas House( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When an evangelical preacher in Tennessee offers shelter to two gay men after a catastrophic flood, he's met with resistance by his wife and congregation, and eventually loses custody of his son. He decides to kidnap his son and flee to Key West, where he suspects his estranged gay brother is living"--
Class of '27( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The three stories focus on students, educators, parents and guardians in three locations: Owsley County, KY, the poorest county in the US; along the West Coast with children of farm workers; and in White Earth Nation, the largest and poorest Native American reservation in Minnesota"--Internet movie database
The hurting part : evolution of an American play by Silas House( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member 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
Recruiters : a story by Silas House( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silas House issue( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs for the mountaintop( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Something's rising : Appalachians fighting mountaintop removal
Alternative Names
Silas House American writer

Silas House Amerikaans romanschrijver

Silas House escritor estadounidense

Silas House Novelist, music journalist, columnist

Languages
English (161)

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Clay's quilt : a novelA parchment of leaves : a novelThe coal tattoo : a novelChinaberryEli the GoodClay's quiltA parchment of leavesCoal country : rising up against mountaintop removal mining