Book Reviews of A Parchment of Leaves

A Parchment of Leaves
A Parchment of Leaves
Author: Silas House
ISBN-13: 9780345464972
ISBN-10: 0345464974
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a fairly quick read, and a lovely story. Set in Appalachia during the 1920's, this book is about the marriage of a Cherokee girl who marries a white man and leaves her family to live with his. I love the way her character is written, with strength and wisdom -- as she learns to fit into a different world, to deal with hardships and betrayals, and ultimately find a unique way to demonstrate forgiveness.
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Helpful Score: 3
One of the best books I've picked up in a while! Mr. House writes with such a lyrical pen - his descriptions are beautiful. While reading, I sometimes felt I was watching a movie in my head. I read the book in one day...I couldn't put it down!
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Helpful Score: 2
A BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY IN THE WOODS OF KENTUCKY
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Helpful Score: 2
I love everything I've ever read by Silas House. His stories are so engrossing, his characters so finely crafted--his books are gems. This takes place in rural Kentucky and tells the story of Vine, a Cherokee woman who marries a white man and comes to live in the tiny town of God's Creek. Highly recommended!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a great love story set in the hills of Kentucky. The author does a great job of making you understand the characters...Highly recommend!
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Helpful Score: 2
This novel has been described as lyrical, poignant, beautiful, compelling, eloquent. It certainly is all that..it is also breathtaking. It pulls you into the Appalachian South and the life of those portrayed within. I live near these mountains so it was great pleasure for me to imagine this happening. Written so beautifully it is almost painfull to read. It's a story you won't want to let go of in your mind and your heart. I'll carry this for the rest of my life. Once you read this story you won't be able to forget it. I actually had to remove one book from my 10 most favorite on my profile page to add this one and that wasn't easy.
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Helpful Score: 2
While certainly not a happy beach book, this was a very good read. Well written and poignant, it touched on many different topics -- discrimination, poverty, crime, love, forgiveness. I would recommend it.