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Clay's Quilt A Novel (Paperback)

Author:  Silas House
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0345450698
ISBN-13: 9780345450692
Sku: 30848878
Publish Date: 2/1/2002
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  320
Age Range:  NA
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They were in a car going over Buffalo Mountain, but the man driving was not Clay's father. The man was hunched over the steering wheel, peering out the frosted window with hard, gray eyes. (from the first line)
Clay Sizemore, a coal miner in love, searches his family history for clues about who he is, uncovering a dramatic story woven into the fabric of his uncles quilts. *Author: House, Silas *Series Title: Ballantine Readers Circle *Subtitle: A Novel *Publication Date: 2002/02/01 *Number of Pages: 292 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.50
From the Publisher:
“A YOUNG WRITER OF IMMENSE GIFTS . . . One of the best books I have ever read about contemporary life in the mountains of southern Appalachia. . . . I could see and feel Free Creek, and the mountain above it.”
–LEE SMITH

After his mother is killed, four-year-old Clay Sizemore finds himself alone in a small Appalachian mining town. At first, unsure of Free Creek, he slowly learns to lean on its residents as family. There’s Aunt Easter, who is always filled with a sense of foreboding, bound to her faith above all; quiltmaking Uncle Paul; untamable Evangeline; and Alma, the fiddler whose song wends it way into Clay’s heart. Together, they help Clay fashion a quilt of a life from what treasured pieces surround him. . . .

“A long love poem to the hills of Kentucky. It flows with Appalachian music, religion, and that certain knowledge that your people will always hold you close. . . . Like the finely stitched quilts that Clay’s Uncle Paul labors over, the author sews a flawless seam of folks who love their home and each other.”
–Southern Living

“Unpretentious and clear-eyed . . . A tale whose joys are as legitimate as its sorrows.”
The Roanoke Times
Clay Sizemore, a coal miner in love, searches his family history for clues about who he is, uncovering a dramatic story woven into the fabric of his uncle's quilts.
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Clay Sizemore searches for a meaningful life in a Kentucky mining town, where he falls in love with young fiddle-player whose husband abuses her. At the same time, Clay strives to find out more about his mother, who died young and left him nothing but a boxful of her belongings.

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New York Times Book Review
"House has a nice ear for southern Appalachian dialects, but he loves his simple characters a bit too much; inhabiting this overly precious novel is sometimes like being wrapped in a quilt that's as suffocating as it is warm." - Erik Lundegaard 07/15/2001

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0320
Product attributePublisher:   Ballantine Books
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