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Narrator Courtney Patterson on THE KUDZU QUEEN

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
Tantor Media
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.

Find more audiobooks in Courtney Patterson's audiography.


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