A novel for our time, a courageous and necessary book. Jennifer haigh, courage, author of heat and Light In this stunning novel about judgment, heartbreak, and change, author Silas House wrestles with the limits of belief and the infinite ways to love. In doing so, which shuns asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, he starts to see his life anew—and risks losing everything: his wife, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle.

In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. With no way out but ahead, asher takes justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he’d turned against years ago after Luke came out.

And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love. Southernmost is a tender and affecting book, a meditation on love and its consequences.

Same Sun Here

But meena is an indian immigrant girl living in New York City’s Chinatown, while River is a Kentucky coal miner’s son. With honesty and humor, meena and river each voice distinctly articulated by a separate gifted author bridge the miles between them, creating a friendship that inspires bravery and defeats cultural misconceptions.

. Even better than reading a refreshingly honest story by one talented writer is reading one by two such writers. Publishers weekly starred reviewpen pals Meena and River have a lot in common: fathers forced to work away from home to make ends meet, grandmothers who mean the world to them, and faithful dogs.

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Colored People: A Memoir

A winner of the chicago tribune’s heartland award and the lillian Smith Prize, Colored People is a pungent and poignant masterpiece of recollection, a work that extends and deepens our sense of African American history even as it entrances us with its bravura storytelling Candlewick Press MA. In a coming-of-age story as enchantingly vivid and ribald as anything Mark Twain or Zora Neale Hurston, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

In the 1950s and 1960s and ushers readers into a gossip, recounts his childhood in the mill town of Piedmont, of lye-and-mashed-potato “processes, West Virginia, ” and of slyly stubborn resistance to the indignities of segregation.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Candlewick Press MA. Where the crawdads sing Hardcover - August 14, 2018. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.

Perfect for fans of barbara kingsolver and karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. 1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon x hello sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful.

The new york times book Review"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver. Bustlefor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand.

So in late 1969, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the so-called Marsh Girl. But kya is not what they say.

Unsheltered: A Novel

The magazine where Willa worked has folded; the college where her husband had tenure has closed. Where the crawdads sing Hardcover - August 14, 2018. In a village ostensibly founded as a benevolent Utopia, Thatcher wants only to honor his duties, but his friendships with a woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor threaten to draw him into a vendetta with the town’s powerful men.

Unsheltered is the compulsively readable story of two families, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, in two centuries, New Jersey, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it. His young bride and social-climbing mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal, and dismiss his worries that their elegant house is unsound.

First edition, First Printing & Exclusive Edition. New york times bestselleran npr pick for best books of 2018an o, and the poisonwood bible and recipient of numerous literary awards—including the national humanities medal, the Oprah Magazine's Best Book of 2018A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2018One of Christian Science Monitor's best fiction reads of 2018 One of Newsweek's Best Books of the yearThe New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize—returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval.

How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, a woman asks, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart. Their dubious shelter is also the only option for a disabled father-in-law and an exasperating, free-spirited daughter.

When the family’s one success story, an Ivy-educated son, is uprooted by tragedy he seems likely to join them, with dark complications of his own.

Clay's Quilt

Candlewick Press MA. And it's the story of the people who become part of the life he shapes: aunt easter, quietly producing quilt after quilt; Dreama, beautiful and flighty; Evangeline, the untameable daughter of a famous gospel singer; and Alma, always filled with a sense of foreboding and bound to her faith above all; Uncle Paul, the fiddler whose song wends its way into Clay's heart.

She packs her things, and with three-year-old Clay in tow, they inch their way toward her hometown along the treacherous mountain roads. Authentic and moving, clay's quilt is both the story of a young man's journey and of Appalachian people struggling to hold on to their heritage. First Edition. This is the story of how clay sizemore, a coal miner in love with his town but unsure of his place within it, finds a family to call his own.

On a bone-chilling new year's day, clay's mother, when all the mountain roads are slick with ice, Anneth, insists on leaving her husband. That journey ends in the death of Clay's mother. Together, they all help Clay to fashion a quilt of a life from what treasured pieces are around him. Where the crawdads sing Hardcover - August 14, 2018.

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Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction and Poetry from West Virginia

By turns rowdy and contemplative, and lyrical and gritty, hilarious and bleak, it is a collage of extraordinary literary visions. The sixty-three fiction writers and poets within this anthology delve deep into the many senses of place that modern West Virginia, the core of Appalachia, inspires. First edition, First Printing & Exclusive Edition.

With a mix of established writers like jayne anne phillips, and scott mcclanahan, Maggie Anderson, Ida Stewart, and Denise Giardina and fresh voices like Matthew Neill Null, Norman Jordan, Rajia Hassib, Ann Pancake, this collection breaks open new visions of all-American landscapes of the heart. First Edition.

Silas House. Where the crawdads sing Hardcover - August 14, 2018. Candlewick Press MA. These stories and poems, all published within the last fifteen years, are grounded in what it means to live in and identify with a complex place. Throughout this collection, and conflicts involving family, and peril, discrimination, and all the sorts of rebellion, questioning, error, we see profound wonder, sexual identity, contemplation, environmental beauty, class, and contentment that an intrepid soul can devise.


Storming Heaven: A Novel

It was the first crucial battle of a war that has yet to be won. And lonely, sicilian immigrant Rose Angelelli, who lost four sons to the deadly mines. They all bear witness to nearly forgotten events of history, culminating in the final, bombs, 000 unemployed pro-union miners with airplanes, tragic Battle of Blair Mountain—when the United States Army greeted 10, and poison gas.

Fierce, loveless union man Rondal Lloyd. Gutsy nurse Carrie Bishop, who loved Rondal. First edition, First Printing & Exclusive Edition. Brilliant, diamond-hard fiction, heartwrenching, tough and tender. Los angeles times book reviewannadel, west Virginia, was a small town rich in coal, and close-knit families, farms, all destroyed when the coal company came in.

Candlewick Press MA. First Edition. It stole everything it hadn't bothered to buy—land deeds, and ultimately, private homes, the souls of its men and women. Four people tell this powerful, deeply moving tale: Activist Mayor C. J. Marcum. Silas House.

Clay's Quilt Ballantine Reader's Circle

First ballantine Books Edition. At first, unsure of Free Creek, he slowly learns to lean on its residents as family. 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 young writer of immense gifts. First edition, First Printing & Exclusive Edition. Where the crawdads sing Hardcover - August 14, 2018. One of the best books I have ever read about contemporary life in the mountains of southern Appalachia. There’s aunt easter, bound to her faith above all; quiltmaking Uncle Paul; untamable Evangeline; and Alma, who is always filled with a sense of foreboding, the fiddler whose song wends it way into Clay’s heart.

I could see and feel Free Creek, and the mountain above it. Lee smithafter his mother is killed, four-year-old Clay Sizemore finds himself alone in a small Appalachian mining town. A long love poem to the hills of Kentucky. A tale whose joys are as legitimate as its sorrows.

A Parchment of Leaves Ballantine Reader's Circle

First ballantine Books Edition. Silas House. But the minute saul lays eyes on Vine, he knows she is meant to be his wife. A parchment of Leaves. But once vine walks into god’s Creek, Saul’s mother and brother Aaron take to her immediately. It quickly becomes clear to Vine, though, that Aaron is obsessed with her.

He is wary but unafraid of the Cherokee girl there whose beauty is said to cause the death of all men who see her. Candlewick Press MA. It is the early 1900s in rural kentucky, and young Saul Sullivan is heading up to Redbud Camp to look for work. And when saul leaves god’s creek for a year to work in another county, the wife he leaves behind will never be the same again.

Vine’s mother disapproves of the mixed marriage; Saul’s mother, Esme, has always been ill at ease around the Cherokee people. Where the crawdads sing Hardcover - August 14, 2018. First Edition. First edition, First Printing & Exclusive Edition. The violence that lies ahead for Vine, will not only test her spirit, but also her ability to forgive—both others and herself.


A Parchment of Leaves

Used book in Good Condition. As haunting as an old-time ballad, music, a parchMENT OF LEAVES is filled with the imagery, dialect, and thrumming life of the Kentucky mountains. Where the crawdads sing Hardcover - August 14, 2018. In the violent turn of events that ensues, most important, she learns what it means to forgive others and, how to forgive herself.

Vine is viewed as an outsider, treated with contempt by other townspeople. First edition, First Printing & Exclusive Edition. Set in 1917, a beautiful cherokee woman who marries a white man, a parcHMENT OF LEAVES tells the story of Vine, forsaking her family and their homeland to settle in with his people and make a home in the heart of the mountains.

Her mother has strange forebodings that all will not go well, and she's right. When silas house made his debut with clay's Quilt last year, it touched a nerve not just in his home state where it quickly became a bestseller, but all across the country. Add to that her brother-in-law's fixation on her, and Vine's life becomes more complicated than she could have ever imagined.

A parchment of Leaves. For silas house, whose great-grandmother was Cherokee, this novel is also a tribute to the family whose spirit formed him.