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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,233 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Silas House Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
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Clay's Quilt was a Book Sense '76 Pick and was nominated for the Southeastern Booksellers Book of the Year and the Appalachian Writers Association Book Award. Clay Sizemore loves his home in Free Creek, but he longs for more. Since the death of his mother when he was four, he has felt the absence of family. His father left, and he has no siblings. But finally, through the love of others, he is able to create a place of his own.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lanette | 2/20/2014

    " Another Silas House book. I really liked it. His books all have this GREAT sense of place about them. I love how he writes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah Joyner | 2/13/2014

    " A sweet and lyrical telling of an orphan's life in Kentucky coal country. I occasionally found the dialect used jarring, but the imagery of Clay exploring his mother's life as quilting together an image from other's memories to be a beautiful way of picturing life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky | 2/2/2014

    " I really liked this authors style of writing. He is very descriptive and builds unique characters. I also enjoyed the interview with him at the back of the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Brant | 1/30/2014

    " Favorite part...description of the female fiddler and how she feels when she plays...reminds me of the fiddler in group Celtic Woman. Yes, I know...I could say a lot more, but so many others have all said it before me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 1/27/2014

    " This book was amazing. I'm going to find other Silas House books and put them on my library reserve list ASAP. You should read this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/16/2014

    " Good contemporary novel set in Kentucky; very likeable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Koerner | 1/15/2014

    " I enjoyed the writing style of the author. His words are colorful and rich, painting a picture of the home, family and history of a young man raised in the mountains of Kentucky. I would recommend this to someone wanting a comfortable, warm and uncomplicated book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty Skaggs | 1/13/2014

    " silas house has a wonderful command on the Appalachian dialect without makin' everyone sound like Jethro Bodine in my head. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 1/12/2014

    " This here book is why I LOVE TO READ. This book was truly amazing, it's not often that I'm drawn into a book this much, so much that I feel like I am a part of the characters, the town, all of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan E. | 10/25/2013

    " I read House in order to remember my homeland, but this book touched me deeply because of the experience of Clay with remembering his mother and learning about her, her life, and death. A wonderfully good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 10/9/2013

    " This is beautifully written, all of a piece prose. It's part of a trilogy. I look forward to the other books in this series. Our university has picked this as the Freshman Experience book for fall 2008. I'm interested in seeing what students think of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy Hamilton | 9/10/2013

    " There are very few books that actually draw me in like this one did. I could feel the feelings of the characters, smell the food and feel the pain.... very moving and real to life. Thank you Silas House "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonya Gierzak | 5/17/2013

    " I really enjoyed it. Love a book that you get into so much that it brings the tears. Look forward to reading his others "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllis | 5/12/2013

    " Appalachia "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 3/15/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It hinted on the subtleties or growing up in Appalachia, and what it's like as an adult to revisit the past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheree Ross | 12/17/2012

    " A lovely book to read about the mountains. Sometimes his descriptions were so lovely they reminded me of poetry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miranda | 11/15/2012

    " Silas House captures the spirit and culture of Appalachia. When I read Clay's Quilt, I felt like I was reading about someone I already knew. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evonne | 5/28/2012

    " Liked it but quite predictable. Interesting characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kasey | 5/12/2012

    " This is truely an excellent book. It left me feeling as though I was part of the friendly, down-home Sizemore family. The author impressed upon me an appreciation for life in the Appalachians. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy G. | 4/6/2012

    " I love this series. Silas House has such a way with words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis | 2/12/2012

    " i didn;t think i would like it, but it was really interesting and it really kept my attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 11/5/2011

    " Just reread 5-09 still good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Norman | 7/7/2011

    " Very good. Mountain culture. Beautiful expressions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vikki | 5/29/2011

    " A boy's mother dies when he is small-murdered. She was wild. So is the boy. Just a very, very good story. Silas House is a great writer. "

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About the Author
Author Silas House

Silas House is the nationally bestselling author of Eli the Good as well as the award-winning novels Clay’s Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, and The Coal Tattoo. He is an associate professor at Berea College and lives in eastern Kentucky.

About the Narrator

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate.