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Clay's Quilt: A Novel
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date February 1, 2002
Pages 292
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345450692
ISBN-10 0345450698
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Clay Sizemore, a coal miner in love, searches his family history for clues about who he is, uncovering a dramatic story woven into the fabric of his uncle's quilts.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: “A YOUNG WRITER OF IMMENSE GIFTS . . . One of the best books I have ever read about contemporary life in the mountains of southern Appalachia. . . . I could see and feel Free Creek, and the mountain above it.”
–LEE SMITH

After his mother is killed, four-year-old Clay Sizemore finds himself alone in a small Appalachian mining town. At first, unsure of Free Creek, he slowly learns to lean on its residents as family. There’s Aunt Easter, who is always filled with a sense of foreboding, bound to her faith above all; quiltmaking Uncle Paul; untamable Evangeline; and Alma, the fiddler whose song wends it way into Clay’s heart. Together, they help Clay fashion a quilt of a life from what treasured pieces surround him. . . .

“A long love poem to the hills of Kentucky. It flows with Appalachian music, religion, and that certain knowledge that your people will always hold you close. . . . Like the finely stitched quilts that Clay’s Uncle Paul labors over, the author sews a flawless seam of folks who love their home and each other.”
–Southern Living

“Unpretentious and clear-eyed . . . A tale whose joys are as legitimate as its sorrows.”
–The Roanoke Times


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Hardcover
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from Algonquin Books (March 1, 2001)
9781565123076 | details & prices | 292 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $21.95
About: Clay Sizemore, a coal miner in love, searches his family history for clues about who he is, uncovering a dramatic story woven into the fabric of his uncle's quilts.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (February 1, 2002)
9780345450692 | details & prices | 292 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Clay Sizemore, a coal miner in love, searches his family history for clues about who he is, uncovering a dramatic story woven into the fabric of his uncle's quilts.

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