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I highly recommend Eli The Good as well as the the other 3 novels Silas has written.
Eli feels jealousy of his mother's unconditional love for his father - he wants to be the number one love of her life.
To me this book felt timeless, something you could read over and over again and still get something new out of it.
I give it a four star because after I read the sample version I liked it well enough to order the book. I found it increasingly even more interesting as the story progressed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Geri Janzen
Perhaps one of the best stories about life for a family after the Vietnam War. I found this book to be an honest, fair telling of the challenges and triumphs of a family struggling... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Cody Christensen
Enjoyed it! Moves quickly and easy read. Story of a family coping after the patriarch returns from Vietnam War. I could relate since I grew up during this time period.Published 7 months ago by Darby Barksdale
I've read at least three books by Silas House and enjoyed all of them very much. However, Eli the Good is my favorite. Read morePublished 9 months ago by avid reader
I gave this book five stars because of the depth of the story and how I related to it. My father was a Vietnam veteran and until reading this book I didn't realize I didn't have... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dellarene S Myers
The topic is timely. The effects of war on the family. In this case the Vietnam War. Written from the perspective of a young boy, when one family member suffers-- all family... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jim K-J
The characters in this book- as with Silas House's other books- are well thought out and you understand where they are coming from and/ or why they do or say the things they do. Read morePublished 16 months ago by DulcineaLady
If you grew up in these times, you will enjoy this book. If you didn't, it will be a good insight for you about those times.Published 17 months ago by V. M. Bearden