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Clay's quilt : a novel

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Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, c2001.
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292 pages ; 23 cm.
On a bone-chilling New Year's Day, when all the mountain roads are slick with ice, Clay's mother, Anneth, insists on leaving her husband. She packs her things, and with three-year-old Clay in tow, they inch their way toward her hometown along the treacherous mountain roads.

That journey ends in the death of Clay's mother. It's a day that comes to haunt her only son, who's left without a family and a history. This is the story of how Clay Sizemore, a coal miner in love with his town but unsure of his place within it, finds a family to call his own.

And it's the story of the people who become part of the life he shapes: Aunt Easter, always filled with a sense of foreboding and bound to her faith above all; Uncle Paul, quietly producing quilt after quilt; Dreama, beautiful and flighty; Evangeline, the untameable daughter of a famous gospel singer; and Alma, the fiddler whose song wends its way into Clay's heart. Together, they all help Clay to fashion a quilt of a life from what treasured pieces are around him.

Authentic and moving, Clay's Quilt is both the story of a young man's journey and of Appalachian people struggling to hold on to their heritage.

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APA Citation (style guide)

House, S. (2001). Clay's quilt: a novel. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

House, Silas, 1971-. 2001. Clay's Quilt: A Novel. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

House, Silas, 1971-, Clay's Quilt: A Novel. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2001.

MLA Citation (style guide)

House, Silas. Clay's Quilt: A Novel. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2001. Print.

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