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Eli the Good

By Silas House

In his YA debut, a best-selling novelist revisits a summer of tumult and truth for a young narrator and his war-torn family. Available in paperback with a discussion guide!

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 war protester 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 cannot escape the current of conflict. From Silas House comes a tender look at the complexities of childhood and the realities of war — a novel filled with nostalgic detail and a powerful sense of place.

  • Named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and chosen for an IndieBound Children's Next List
  • Received a starred review in School Library Journal
  • Shortlisted for SIBA Best Book of the Year

About the author

Silas House (born 1971) is an American writer best known for his novels. He is also a music journalist, environmental activist and columnist. House's fiction is known for its attention to the natural world, working class characters, and the plight of the rural place and rural people.

ISBN: 9780763652883
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2011
Dimensions: 139 x 209mm, 304pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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