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Lark ascending / a novel by Silas House.

House, Silas, 1971- (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643751597
  • ISBN: 164375159X
  • Physical Description: 277 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2022.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
With fires devastating much of America, Lark and his family first leave their home in Maryland for Maine. But as the country increasingly falls under the grip of religious nationalism, it becomes clear that nowhere is safe, not just from physical disasters but also persecution. The family secures a place on a crowded boat headed to Ireland, the last place on earth rumored to be accepting American refugees. Upon arrival, it turns out that the safe harbor of Ireland no longer exists either-and Lark, the sole survivor of the trans-Atlantic voyage, must disappear into the countryside. As he runs for his life, Lark finds two equally lost and desperate souls: one of the last remaining dogs, who becomes his closest companion, and a fierce, mysterious woman in search of her lost son. Together they form a makeshift family and attempt to reach Glendalough, a place they believe will offer protection. But can any community provide the safety that they seek? Lark Ascending is a moving and unforgettable story of friendship and bravery, and even more, a story of the ongoing fight to protect our per-sonal freedoms and find our shared humanity, from a writer at the peak of his powers. Provided by publisher.
Subject: Radicalism > Fiction.
Nationalism > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Ireland > Fiction.
Genre: Fictional Work.

Available copies

  • 5 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 7 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Webb City Public Library New Fic House, Silas (Text) 38262300008492 Adult Fiction Available -

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