A Parchment of Leaves

  • by Silas House
  • Narrated by Kate Forbes
  • 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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What the Critics Say

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

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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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- Katrina

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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- karen ledington

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books