Sylvia Shurbutt, a professor at Shepherd University in West Virginia, has contributed significantly to Appalachian Literature by hosting an annual conference and a literary magazine, both featuring one regional author each year. This is the first book she has edited. It collects essays by seven women and three men who look into the different genres that Silas House has attempted and some particular features of his fiction. House is an Eastern Kentucky native best known for his first three novels, published in the early 2000s. Of this book, his colleague at Berea College wrote, "The rich, in-depth perspectives of these essays helps us discern the interconnected ways that Silas House's storytelling, in all its forms, reveals our common moral and lyrical humanity."―Chris Green
Lexington: The University of Kentucky Press, 2021. 192 pages with a Foreword by Denise Giardina and Index. Hardback with pictorial cover.