A Parchment of Leaves

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.63 hours)
Product Number: Z00895
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449890308
Narrator/s: Kate Forbes
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Critically acclaimed author Silas House's A Parchment of Leaves was named Kentucky Novel of the Year and won a special achievement award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In 1917 rural Kentucky, Saul Sullivan marries a beautiful Cherokee woman named Vine. They weather the storm of prejudice, but when Saul temporarily moves away to work a better job, his younger brother makes advances on Vine that are not welcome and ultimately lead to tragedy. Publishers Weekly praises House's "lovely storytelling, graceful prose, strong characters and his feel for Southern rural life."


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A Parchment of Leaves
Product Number: BX00000254
Product Number:CV015
Product Number:Z00895

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Silas House
Narrator(s): Kate Forbes
Product Number CV015
Released: Jan 10, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402581700
Author(s): Silas House
Product Number EB00009154
Released: Aug 16, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781616202910

Professional reviews

"Backwoods Kentucky in 1917 is the setting of this rich Fellowship of Southern Writers Award winner. Irish-American Saul Sullivan falls in love with Vine, a quiet Cherokee woman, and they set about creating a life while dealing with prejudice from both communities, as well as the jealousy of Saul's brother. Kate Forbes narrates this story with a soft Kentucky twang that captures the dialect and pacing of Southern storytellers. From Vine's point of view, listeners learn of hardscrabble life in the hills among the Cherokee and whites during WWI. Forbes brings Appalachia to life with vivid descriptions of the countryside, farming practices, and characters. M.B.K. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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