The author of CLAY'S QUILT has woven another tale of America that delivers the essence of rural Kentucky in the early 1900s. Silas House is deserving of more awards for his latest piece of fiction, A PARCHMENT OF LEAVES. House makes the reader a part of the lives of his Kentucky hill people, their superstitions, family loyalties and intimate personalities.
Vine is a Cherokee girl, a product of Redbud Camp, a community high in the mountains. She is said to possess paralyzing looks and the ability to invoke curses on those who would come near her. Saul Sullivan ventures onto the mountain when he works for a developer, Tate Masters, to clear the high ground of timber. His younger brother Aaron sneaks out of their house, grabs an axe, and follows Saul to Redbud Camp. They pass Vine on the way to the mountainto