A Parchment of Leaves

Narrated by: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2002 Silas House (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

Publishers Weekly praises House’s “lovely storytelling, graceful prose, strong characters and his feel for Southern rural life.”

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Hats off to this one

This story is well written and leads beautifully into the next book in the series.

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So beautiful

This was such a touching and beautiful story about family, love, and forgiveness. Loved the Arthur and the setting! Enjoyed hearing about familiar places while reading this!

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Great book and performance, but the audio skips.

What would have made A Parchment of Leaves better?

Audible needs to investigate the skipping. Beginning about ten minutes into chapter 27, there are several instances where the audio skips 5-10 seconds and resumes like nothing happened, leaving the listener wondering what they missed. Happens six times or so until the end of the book. Very annoying, distracting and disappointing!

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No issues with the novel itself--it's a wonderful story and very well-written. Kate Forbes does a great job with the accents and pacing.

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loved this story

there were some glitches in the recording where some parts skipped but the story was great and the dialect was spot on.

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Loved it!

Kate Forbes is always excellent. The story was not a complex one, but satisfying on more than one level.