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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (167 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fred Chappell Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As an old woman lies dying in her Appalachian home, nursed by her daughter, the son-in-law and grandson recall the old woman's tales. Her stories of the women in the southern mountains have provided them with a rich legacy of oral history.

From the first startling image - The wind had got into the clocks and blown the hours awry - to the final moment when time starts up again, Fred Chappell's graceful book presents a remarkable parade. You'll meet The Silent Woman, whose glances carry enough expression to change people's lives. And The Feistiest Woman, who challenges her beloved to a duel with shotgun, rifle, knife, and hammer.

Fred Chappell has won international acclaim for his lyrical, graceful writing. His many awards include a Rockefeller Grant and the Award in Literature from the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You is a ringing celebration of mountain wisdom and extraordinary voices. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melissa | 1/8/2013

    " Remember those old stories your grandmother used to tell you about days gone by? A delightful read about an assortment of connected people in an Appalachian community. Chappell never disappoints. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Virginia Silver | 12/2/2012

    " This is a beautiful piece of "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Krenner1 | 9/28/2012

    " A new author to me and now one of my favorites. Lovely, lilting, often humorous Southern stories, told as memories while a grandmother is dying. Loved every page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gena | 7/29/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. Each chapter is like it's own short story all related by place and time and narration by one of the two main characters. Chappell uses poetic language beautifully and the characters and setting really came alive for me. "

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