Silas House: Lark Ascending

Event date: 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 7:00pm
2800 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Kindly hosted at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue

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With musical performance by Heather Summers


This event will register to below-capacity: subsequent registrations will be placed on Standby pending current health and social-distancing considerations. Patrons in this ticket tier will be informed prior to the event of admission status via email.


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Pre-registering helps us order enough books for our guests and helps us set up the room for safety and comfort. We will allow pre-registrants to be seated first. No one will be turned away, but please note that seating is limited. Please contact the store ahead of time if you need assistance with mobility or other concerns - we are happy to help!



As fires devastate most of the United States, Lark and his family secure a place on a refugee boat headed to Ireland, the last country not yet overrun by extremists and rumored to be accepting American refugees. But Lark is the only one to survive the trip, and once ashore, he doesn’t find the safe haven he’d hoped for. As he runs for his life, Lark finds an abandoned dog who becomes his closest companion, and then a 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? 

For readers of novels such as Station ElevenThe Dog Stars, and MigrationsLark Ascending is a moving and unforgettable story of friendship, family, and healing.   



Silas House is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, one book of creative nonfiction, and three plays. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the AdvocateTimeGarden & Gun, and other publications. A former commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered, House is the winner of the Nautilus Award, the Storylines Prize from the NAV/New York Public Library, an E. B. White Honor, and many other awards.


Heather Summers is a Kentucky native singer and songwriter. She usually finds herself playing in folky, harmony heavy duos with friends, and doesn't usually write about herself in the third person.


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Lark Ascending By Silas House Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643751597
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Algonquin Books - September 27th, 2022

“This beautiful book is shot through with such tenderness and humanity, such love and courage and beauty and hope, that it feels almost like a prayer.” —Margaret Renkl, author of Late Migrations

A timely, powerful story of survival set in the not-too-distant future, reminding us to always hold on to hope, even in the worst of times.

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Event Summary: 

A riveting story of survival and hope, set in the not-too-distant future, about a young man forced to flee the United States and seek refuge across the Atlantic.