Narrator Courtney Patterson tells AudioFile listeners that author Mimi Herman nails the southern setting in her novel THE KUDZU QUEEN, about an oily salesman extolling the virtues of kudzu as a wonder crop and the young woman who is taken in by his claims.
"You know when you read a book that takes place in the south and it's just so deliciously southern, there's a turn of phrase or a description, and it's so perfectly southern? That's this book."—Narrator Courtney Patterson
THE KUDZU QUEEN
by Mimi Herman, read by Courtney Patterson
AudioFile Earphones Award
Courtney Patterson brings mid-century North Carolina to life with her narration of this coming-of-age story. Mattie Lee Watson, age 15, is living an ordinary life when salesman James T. Cullowee pulls into town. Patterson brings the innocence and passion of a teenager's crush to fruition as Mattie strives to gain his attention. When Cullowee organizes a kudzu festival, Mattie competes to become Kudzu Queen and win his affection.
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