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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Great book and performance, but the audio skips.
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!
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.
loved this story
- karen ledington