Eli the Good
Eli the Good
Written by Silas House
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763643416
ISBN-13: 9780763643416
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Eli the Good

author: Silas House

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 fatherís 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.

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. (Age 12 and up)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763643416 / 9780763643416
on sale date:
09/2009
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
304 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
subjects:
Family; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Silas House is the nationally best-selling author of the award-winning novels CLAY'S QUILT, A PARCHMENT OF LEAVES, and THE COAL TATTOO. He serves as writer-in-residence at Lincoln Memorial University and lives in eastern Kentucky with two daughters and two dogs.
 
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