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by Silas House

eBook Eli the Good epub
  • ISBN: 0763643416
  • Author: Silas House
  • Genre: Teens
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Candlewick (September 22, 2009)
  • Pages: 295 pages
  • ePUB size: 1289 kb
  • FB2 size 1353 kb
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Summary: In Kentucky 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.

Trees from Flower & Hand by W. S. Merwin. Summary: In Kentucky 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. ISBN 978-0-7636-4341-6 (hardcover).

Silas House hurts your heart. But, the emotion is never bought cheaply. You will end up believing Silas House Is Eli the Good. My grandma and grandpa lived in the beautiful mountains of Eastern Kentucky; Lost Creek, to be exact; and I spent most of my time with them until I started First Grade, then spent all my school vacations with them, until I graduated high school in 1963. I KNOW everyone in this beautiful book. Also, not only were my very best, most fiercely loyal friends all from Breathitt County, KY, but I identified with Mr. House's love of nature, especially the trees.

2. I usually find his use of metaphor perfectly suited to the movement of a book, developing characters, painting a scene, moving plot along. In this book I noticed it too much.

Silas House ie would come home with a bikini otherwise. After the big gas shortages of a couple years before, smart people like my mother only went into town once a week, so after enough planning to take a trip overseas, she and Stella and Nell and Josie all loaded into my mother’s amber-colored Cougar and drove into Refuge for groceries, swimwear, and a toothbrush.

Silas House is the nationally best-selling author of Eli the Good as well as the award-winning novels Clay's Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, and The Coal Tattoo. He is an associate professor at Berea College and lives in eastern Kentucky. Библиографические данные.

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Silas Dwane House (born August 7, 1971) 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

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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.
Comments: (7)
Ttyr
Silas House hurts your heart. But, the emotion is never bought cheaply. My grandma and grandpa lived in the beautiful mountains of Eastern Kentucky; Lost Creek, to be exact; and I spent most of my time with them until I started First Grade, then spent all my school vacations with them, until I graduated high school in 1963. I KNOW everyone in this beautiful book.
Also, not only were my very best, most fiercely loyal friends all from Breathitt County, KY, but I identified with Mr. House's love of nature, especially the trees. My own favorite tree was on top of the ridge on my grandpa's farm, and had a grapevine swing. My husband and I have such a love of trees that we built our house 38 years ago right in the middle of 5 acres of woods. Later, we bought 30 acres of land which abut our original property. We gave our daughter and her husband 9 acres of land on which they built their house and home occupation, and have saved another 9 acres for our son and his family, for when they are ready to build. We have our organic veggie and flower garden (award-winning heirloom tomatoes, etc.) and Native BlueOrchard Bees on about one Half Acre. Then, in 2007, the KY Dept. of Forestry helped us start a 4-acre Stewardship Forest of hardwood trees, mostly 5 types of Oaks, with added Wild Plums, Kentucky Coffee Trees, Red Buds, Wild Cherries. Every year since then we have planted a few shade trees such as Red and Sugar Maples, and nut-bearing trees including Black and English Walnuts, as well as some Hawthorne Trees, these all from The Arbor Day Foundation.
My husband and I can also identify with everything written about The Vietnam War here (I read this book aloud to him, which I often have with deep, soulful books. I read him my First Edition copy of The Lovely Bones, which I thought just might end up killing us both, but that's another story). I was a Freshman in college when President Kennedy was killed. This event, along with such things as The Freedom Riders being killed, kids our age being taunted, having firehoses turned on them, or worse, having dogs set upon them for nothing other than wanting to sit at the front of the bus, or be free to attend school alongside the White children were already raising our consciousness. Then there were the assassinations of MLK and Robert Kennedy. Our entire country was reeling. When Vietnam really started heating up, it was so difficult to understand why we were even there, and who was our enemy. My husband and I married during his Freshman year of dental school. By the time he graduated in 1969, we had come to believe that the war was a huge mistake, and we should never have gotten involved. But, needing to do the honorable thing, he allowed himself to be "allocated" into the Navy, where he served for two years taking care of the dental needs first of the kids (yes, I said kids) who were getting ready to ship out to Vietnam; then, after having been given his own clinic, taking care of the ones returning from the war with their hellish stories of just how it had been.
Silas House gives such a loving account of both (all?) sides of this sad and very complicated part of our history, as well as the ways the events of 9-11 impacted us so deeply individually and collectively. He also accurately conveys how deeply loving, yet fraught family relations can be in Eastern Kentucky. You will end up believing Silas House Is Eli the Good.
Read this book!
Dynen
This novel seems to mark Silas House sort of leaving what he knows and writes about best. Set in the 70s and told through a 10 year old, it was just okay. It probably would fall more into the young reader category than his earlier novels. Plus, I had read his first three before this one...one after the other...so the changes in his writing and point of view were very obvious. I ordered "Same Sun Here." I'll see if he can return to the writer I grew to admire and appreciate.
Kirizan
I want to be Eli when I grow up (60+ years old now!). What a wonderful story of family and the damages war can do to individuals and those that love that person. I was in my early 20's when the Viet Nam war was ongoing. I know those that lost their lives there and those that returned. I do not know any that talk about their experiences. This story helped to let me know what they might have experienced and the damage this war did to them. I feel like it would help anyone who has a loved one in the military understand what they might have been through - no matter which war. I wish that veteran's from the Viet Nam war could talk openly more often because so many of us do care. Eli the Good was a wonderful book and I highly recommend it to anyone - not just young adults (although I think it might need to be required reading to any young person with a parent in the military today!)
Lightwind
My first Silas House book. It won't be my last.
Amazing story teller. The book really touched my heart. I have no doubt it would touch yours too.
Fenius
I don't usually cry while reading a book, but I was brought to tears several times. We all know people who have served or are serving. It is a good insight of what a servicemen and women deal with when they return home. Eli was a son we could only hope to have. What insight he had. Please let us all reconize with kindness and understanding those who are currently serving and those who have served. I sent this to my sister as a suggestion to read. She has a son experiencing a bad time since he returned home from serving. We are headed to NY City this am to the Veterans hosptial where her husband will have heart surgery due to agent orange. It lives with all for the rest of their lives. The family support is so needed and we need to thank them too!!
Brol
I had to read this book for a English class and was pleasantly surprised I liked it. "Eli the Good" tells the story of a young boy and his family problems. The novel chronicles the relationship between Eli and his father "Stanton" who has ptsd from serving in Vietnam. Also as the story progresses, family secrets begin coming to the light. Among some of those issues are, Eli's aunt having cancer, learning of his sister being adopted, and finding out what finally happened to his father in the past. I would definitely recommend this book for ages 8-13.
Ynye
I give it a four star because after I read the sample version I liked it well enough to order the book. I found it increasingly even more interesting as the story progressed. The author is new to me and his world of characters is a bit foreign to my life experiences, but that makes it more interesting and broadens my understanding of all God's people. Also, I have recently ordered another of this author's works and am just a few chapters into it. His characters are much the same as those in Eli the Good which leads me to believe that his background certainly lies in the Kentucky mountain coal mining area. I am an elderly person (almost 86) and my childhood was lived during the great depression. I felt a kinship with many of the characters because of this even though our era historically speaking differs. I'm not sure why this is so; perhaps the limitations that poverty engenders can be felt the same way although experienced under different circumstances and times.
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