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November's Book
River of Earth
by James Still

Silas House Silas House

Silas House is the author of two novels, A Parchment of Leaves (2002) and Clay’s Quilt (2001). A Parchment of Leaves received the Kentucky Literary Award for Best Novel; the ForeWord magazine Bronze Book Award; and other honors, including nominations from the Southern Book Critics Circle Prize and the William Saroyan International Award for Writing. Clay’s Quilt went into its fifth printing in the fall of 2003 and has been turned into a play and a screenplay.

A frequent contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered, where he reads his short fiction, Silas also has had work published in Newsday, The Louisville Review, American Profile, Night Train, and other publications. He has been honored with the James Still Award for Special Achievement from the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature.

Raised in Laurel and Leslie counties, Silas lives in Lily, KY with his wife and two daughters. He has completed his third novel, The Coal Tattoo, which will be published in September 2004.

Author’s web site:

In the bookclub:
Clay’s Quilt was our August 2002 selection.
A Parchment of Leaves is our November 2004 selection.

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