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Eli the Good

By Silas House, 1971-

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 will go down as the one that threatened to tear his family apart. There is his beautiful and distant mother; his traumatized Vietnam vet dad; his wild and confused sister; his former war-protester aunt who moves in under mysterious circumstances; and his tough yet troubled best friend Edie, the only person with whom he can completely 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 the award-winning 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 the powerful sense of place that House is hailed for.

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Publish Date

2009

ISBN

9780763643416


Format: Book
Author: House, Silas, 1971-
Summary: In the summer of 1976, ten-year-old Eli Book's excitement over Bicentennial celebrations is tempered by his father's flashbacks to the Vietnam War and other family problems, as well as concern about his tough but troubled best friend, Edie.
Title: Eli the Good / Silas House.
Publisher Date: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009.
Subject: Dysfunctional families -- Teen fiction. Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Teen fiction. Best friends -- Teen fiction. Friendship -- Teen fiction. American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976 -- Teen fiction. Aunts -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780763643416 0763643416 9780763652883 (pbk.) 0763652881 (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 13
System Items Total: 13
Call Number: F House
Oclc: 310224814
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Bib Id: 367451

Format: Book
Author: House, Silas, 1971-
Summary: In the summer of 1976, ten-year-old Eli Book's excitement over Bicentennial celebrations is tempered by his father's flashbacks to the Vietnam War and other family problems, as well as concern about his tough but troubled best friend, Edie.
Title: Eli the Good / Silas House.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009.
Description: 295 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Dysfunctional families -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Best friends -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976 -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Aunts -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2009004589
ISBN: 9780763643416
ISBN: 0763643416
ISBN: 9780763652883 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0763652881 (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 13
Total Copies: 13
Call Number: F House