Eli the Good

Eli the Good

Silas House / Aug 23, 2019

Eli the Good 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 transisto

  • Title: Eli the Good
  • Author: Silas House
  • ISBN: 9780763643416
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 teIn 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.

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    About "Silas House"

      • Silas House

        Silas House is the nationally bestselling author of five novels Clay s Quilt, 2001 A Parchment of Leaves, 2003 The Coal Tattoo, 2005 Eli the Good, 2009 and Same Sun Here co authored with Neela Vaswani 2012 as well as a book of creative nonfiction Something s Rising, co authored with Jason Howard, 2009 and three plays The Hurting Part 2005 , This Is My Heart for You 2012 , and In These Fields, with Sam Gleaves, 2016 His work frequently appears in The New York Times and Salon He is former commentator for NPR s All Things Considered His writing has appeared in Oxford American, Narrative, Blackbird, Newsday, as well as in anthologies such as Best Food Writing, 2015 and New Stories From the South, The Year s Best 2004 House serves on the fiction faculty at the Spalding MFA in Creative Writing and as the NEH Chair at Berea College As a music writer House has worked for and with artists such as Lee Ann Womack, Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Jason Isbell, The Judds, Jim James, and many others He is the recipient of three honorary doctorates and is the winner of the Nautilus Award, an EB White Award, the Appalachian Book of the Year, the Jesse Stuart Award, the Lee Smith Award, and many other honors.


    478 Comments

    1. Somewhere around 4/5 stars (I'll explain)I feel a little guilty for the way I treated this book. I've wanted to read it for ages. But I keep putting it off, all while hearing great things from people about it. Then I read it when I'm really in the mood to read something else, distracted and stressed from work. I'm sorry Eli the Good. I did not give you the attention you deserved. It took me about halfway through before I pushed through my distractions and really into the story. But I honestly do [...]


    2. Eli the Good details the story of Eli, a ten-year-old boy living in the summer of 1976. He is observant, curious, and often times ponders his surroundings regardless of his young age. He notices that his family appears to be torn asunder by the consequences of the Vietnam war - his dad suffers from terrifying dreams and hallucinations, his sister discovers an unsettling fact about herself, and his estranged aunt suddenly returns to live with them. The story shows Eli overcome the obstacles he fa [...]


    3. This book encompasses everything about small-town Kentucky life in the 1970s, specifically during the summer of the bicentennial, 1976. The details that the author includes - smells, textures, sounds, even the brand names that were a part of daily life - took me back to my childhood! (I was not very old in 1976, and I don't actually remember the celebrations!)This book made me wonder, more than any other book I've ever read, how different my life would have been if my parents had lived to raise [...]


    4. This book had all the feels! It was about real life, the good, the bad, and the ugly. It was about family, blood and people brought together by the fates who become like family. It was magical, sweet, and sad. It walks you through brokenness, darkness, acceptance, love and healing. It was a beautiful read and I can't wait to meet Silas House in a few weeks and thank him for sharing his gift of Eli the Good with all of us.


    5. 10-year-old Eli, who lives out in the country is finding out that his family has secrets. His dad is mentally sick from being in the Vietnam War, his Aunt Nell is an anti-war protester and makes it on the news for all to see, his older sister Josie is rebelling against his mother, and his parent’s marriage is falling apart. The author does a great job of making the audience feel what Eli is feeling. I recommend this book to young adults of the high school age. I thought it was a good book but [...]


    6. Generally, it seems pretty easy to determine if a book fits into the YA genre, but Silas House's new novel, Eli the Good, threw me for a loop. His writing is carefully crafted to set the tone of any given scene, and the main character, Eli, seems to think in prose. I had no idea that this novel was, in fact, House's YA debut until I did a bit of research about the author.The year is 1976, and Eli Book is ten years old. With the book told entirely from his perspective, the reader learns first han [...]


    7. This isn't the type of book I usually read. I do like some historical fiction, but the setting of this one is fairly recent. To be honest, I almost gave up after 75 pages or so. I'm used to books having more plot, with a beginning, a middle, and an end. But I found that I didn't really want to give up on this one, since I'd been drawn in by the characters. I think that's actually the point here; Eli the Good has some nice themes, and the excellent characterization held my interest and conveyed t [...]


    8. The summer that I was ten-- Can it be there was only onesummer that I was ten? It must have been a long long one then-- ---May Swenson "The Centaur" (as qtd. in House's Eli The Good)I loved this quotation from the get-go and have since re-read Swenson's poems with a new eye because of this book. Silas House gained famed through his book Clay's Quilt, a book I need to by God go back and read. But this book captured me on a deep level I'm still picking my way through. Our (anti) hero Eli is 10 as [...]


    9. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author, with his soft, slow Appalachian drawl. The book is flawless, it is descriptive without being effusive, and carries the reader along it's narrative stream like a floating leaf on a lazy summer afternoon. The protagonist, ten year old Eli Book, has an old soul. He observes his family, friends, and nature with full awareness, and has understanding beyond his years. The story takes place during the summer of the bicentennial, when Eli's Aunt Nell c [...]


    10. Places exist in this world that hold a sense of power and wonder over the people who love them. The town of Refuge, the setting of The Book of Eli by Silas House, is such a place. In the summer of 1976, Eli Book ages well beyond his actual time on earth. He may be 10 years old, but by the end of the summer, he is an old ten-year old. Eli spends his summer struggling with a father who suffers from the aftershocks of fighting in Vietnam, a 16-year-old sister who is rebelling, and a best friend who [...]


    11. ELI THE GOOD is one of those stories where setting -- place and especially time -- takes center stage. The year is 1976 -- a year I remember for our town's bicentennial parade and because I spent most of it angry that I wasn't allowed to ride my bike to the park alone. Eli remembers it as the year things fell apart in his family -- with a wild-spirited aunt who shows up with a secret, a mouthy, strong-willed sister who comes to blows with their mother, and a father who is trapped in his memories [...]


    12. “Since that night I have come to understand that sometimes the best families of all are those we create ourselves, the people we choose to be with.” This tale is one of family, love, and war. Ten year-old Eli spends his summer learning what it means to have a father who fought in the Vietnam war. He learns that not everyone supported the war, and this very thing seems to threaten to tear his family apart. This coming of age novel perfectly captures the American South in the 70's, while also [...]


    13. Eli, a country boy in Kentucky, turns 10 over the summer of 1976, the summer of America’s bicentennial celebrations. Eli spends time riding bikes with his best friend Edie, reading The Diary of Ann Frank and writing in his journal. His aunt Nell (a war protester during the 1960s) has come to live with them bringing her large record collection and his 16-year-old sister Josie is always mad and fighting. Eli’s father is having nightmares about Vietnam and is a quiet shadow in the family when h [...]


    14. Wow - this story transports you to the summer of 1976, cicadas and Bob Seger singing in the sultry Southern air, and to 10-year-old Eli's troubled but beautiful family. I was exactly 10 years old in the summer of 1976, too, so I loved reading about the Bicentennial and the 70s music and pop culture. Eli observes everything: his sister's anger, his aunt Nell's wild and wandering spirit, his father's post traumatic stress from Vietnam, and his mother's transcendent beauty. Eli tries to find his wa [...]


    15. Eli the Good was recommended by my friend, Tenille. I really connected with Eli in this book mainly because I was about Eli's age in 1976e time period when the story takes place. I had an uncle that was a POW of the Vietnam War. I do not recall how this affected his life when he returnedI know I was sheltered from this by my mother. She would have never wanted my sister and I to deal with pain and mental damage my uncle suffered. This book reminded me of the book, Darby. characters lived out in [...]


    16. A sweet nostalgic novel set in Kentucky (but pretty much could be anywhere in the Midwest/South where summers are steamy and humid).Eli is 10 year old boy who spends a summer finding out what happened to father during the Vietnam War and how not be the best friend in the world to another kid. Characters are rich and real, I'm usually not a fan of nostalgic writing or "looking back" booksbut Silas House has written this story so fine, I didn't mind the non-present day look. In fact, it was set si [...]


    17. This was the first I've read of Silas House after hearing many of my friends and colleagues speak well of his writing. I was between 4 & 5 stars so I left it at 4 because the conflict in the book was not deeply drawn out because I believe I've also heard this book was intended for a YA audience. I realized as I was listening to it that I was also ten years old in 1976 so everything hit me right where I lived as well. The music, the memories, and I grew up in "the country." I didn't have a fa [...]


    18. Knowing this book was a YA title, I was comletely taken by surprise by how much I enjoyed it. Silas House has written this story in such a way that anyone - young and old alike - will become absorbed and fall in love with all the characters. With his usual southern charm, he puts you there beside Eli and lets you live his life with him, gently and lovingly carrying you through an innocent yet somewhat troubled summer ~ weaving in family issues we most likely can all relate to. I found it to be a [...]


    19. I wanted to like it, but the time and place are too close to my own growing-up, and every time he mentions a song that played on the radio, I can tell if he's right or not. Maybe I'm too hypercritical to read this the way young people would. When I got to a line in a 'Nam flashback where the author mentions "Constantino wire" -- meaning concertina wire, I put it away and almost didn't finish. The scenes in which Eli goes off and stares at Nature are just boring.Apparently this is based on a true [...]


    20. This book reminds me of that movie My Girl in the sense of the era it was set in, and the boy/girl best friends. the story was ok, not very strong however. I can't believe this was the library's chosen read for the book club, what are we 10?? This is a good read for my eight year old, not a 30 something year old.


    21. Finally read it after Jill recommended. What was I waiting for? I loved it - absolutely gorgeous coming of age story. I bought it on Kindle, but feel like I might need a paper copy so I can underline, with a real pencil not just a cursor, some luscious prose. When you read something this lovely it makes it harder to slog through the regular stuff.


    22. Very poignant read on quite an intense and controversial topic: Vietnam. It's interesting to see this topic explored by a child who is it experiencing the effects of a father affected by his time in Vietnam. I loved the perspective of the child and the exploration of both sides of the issue.


    23. This was a beautifully written book. Eli is so real. I wanted to reach through the pages and scoop him up and hug him. It tugged at my heart, but didn't leave me feeling overwhelmed or morose. I appreciated that.


    24. Elmore Leonard wrote "If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it." Silas House never sounds like he's writing. He makes sure that he doesn't get in the way of his story. This is one of the things that made Eli the Good such a pleasure to read.


    25. I could very easily imagine this book as a play. The dialogue was very theatrical, and the scenes seemed to flow in that way.




    26. Really this is a 3 1/2. A YA coming of age story set in the summer of 1976 about a thoughtful young boy living in small town KY. It's a book about how his father' s time in Vietnam affected his family years later. Lots of great writing. It was sluggish in the middle. Silas house is a favorite of mine. If you want to read a great new Appalachian author, check him out. Clays Quilt and Parchment of Leaves are my favorites.


    27. Silas House is one of my favorite authors. He can weave a story that leaves you mesmerized and wanting morearacters and settings so life-like, you feel part of the story and landscape. I liken House unto Pat Conroy, only not as intense and deep.


    28. Had I known about this book when I was young I would've read it over and over again. Reminded me of Judy Blume, Paula Danzinger, Beverly Clearly.l the old greats.


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