The Folded Leaf

The Folded Leaf

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by William Maxwell
     
 

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Here is a classic novel from one of our most honored writers—the author of such acclaimed works as So Long, See You Tomorrow and All the Days and Nights." The Folded Leaf is the serenely observed yet deeply moving story of two boys finding one another in the Midwest of the 1920s, when childhood lasted longer than it does today and even adults were more innocent…  See more details below

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Here is a classic novel from one of our most honored writers—the author of such acclaimed works as So Long, See You Tomorrow and All the Days and Nights." The Folded Leaf is the serenely observed yet deeply moving story of two boys finding one another in the Midwest of the 1920s, when childhood lasted longer than it does today and even adults were more innocent of what life could bring.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307484970
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/09/2009
Series:
Vintage International
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
691,430
File size:
2 MB

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Edmund Wilson
A quite unconventional novel...very much lived and very much seen...moving and absorbing.

Meet the Author

William Maxwell was born in 1908, in Lincoln, Illinois. When he was fourteen his family moved to Chicago and he continues his education there and at the University of Illinois.  After a year of graduate work at Harvard he went back to Urbana and taught freshman composition, and then turned to writing.  He has published six novels, three collections of literary essays and reviews, and a book for children.  For forty years he was a fiction editor at The New Yorker. From 1969 to 1972 he was president of the National Institute of Arts and Letters,  He received the Brandeis Creative Arts Award Medal and, for So Long, See You Tomorrow,  the American Book Award and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in 2000.

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Folded Leaf 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully written novel. It was easy to read and moving. I felt like I was right there with these young men. A great read anytime!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay, since l've been in this clan for a million years, l have like eighty rps. XD l'll make them as short as possible.<p>Name: Wispstar. Formerly Wispleap.<br>Rank: Leader.<br>Age: Ugh.<br>Gender: Female.<br>Mate/Crush: o.e he's dead or something.<br>Kits: E-gad. Truelight(Ouch) Dawnspot Duststorm Moonflight and Thornclaw...<br>Siblings: Dismay/Raylen, Rainfoot/Syn, and Raggedflame/Rag.<br>Looks: Dark brown tabby with white paws and underbelly. Hazel eyes.<br>[&bull;Wispstar&bull;]<p>Name: Dawnspot.<br>Rank: Med Cat, former Warrior.<br>Age: Not old, not young.<br>Gender: Female.<br>Mate/Crush: Nevermore..o.e<br>Kits: l adopted a kit once.<br>Siblings: Duststorm Truelight Moonflight Darkflare and Thornclaw.<br>Looks: Dawncolored she with blue eyes.<br>{&bull;Dawnspot&bull;}<p>Name: Duststorm.<br>Rank: Warrior.<br>Age: Meh.<br>Gender: Tom.<br>Mate/Crush: Rosespirit.<br>Kits: Spottedcreek, Bravelight, and Cedarflame.<br>Siblings: Truelight Dawnspot Thornclaw Darkflare and Moonflight.<br>Looks: Dust colored tom with blue yes.<br>(&bull;Duststorm&bull;)<p>Name: Cedarflame.<br>Rank: Warrior.<br>Age: :D<br>Gender: Tom.<br>Mate/Crush: No.<br>Kits: Once upon a time...<br>Siblings: Spottedcreek and Bravelight.<br>Looks: Bacon. XD A gray tom with burning orange eyes.<br>\&bull;Cedarflame&bull;/<p>Name: Rushriver.<br>Rank: Warrior.<br>Age: :D<br>Gender: Gurl!<br>Mate/Crush: Neva had one.<br>Kits: See above.<br>Siblings: Mothkit, Tawnkit, and Ravenfeather.<br>Looks: Rusty red with hazel eyes.<br>+&bull;Rushriver&bull;+<p>Name: Ravenfeather.<br>Rank: Queen.<br>Age: :D<br>Gender: Female.<br>Mate/Crush: Nightstorm...<br>Kits: Stonekit and Whimsicalkit.<br>Siblings: Rushriver.<br>Looks: Black with evergreen eyes.<br>x&bull;Ravenfeather&bull;x<P>Whimsicalkit and Stonekit: Up for rp.<p>Bwah! Chu know these kits are all related some way or another? How, you ask? How, because almost all of them look nothing like each other? I tells you how! Quick version:<p>Wispleap was mates with Suneagle they had two kits but they were really just Suneagles little siblings and then Blueclaws and Wispleap had three kits Dawnspot Duststorm and Truelight but Blueclaws had another biological kit name Darkflare WHO turned evil along with Truelight but Truelight was expecting Tawnclaws kits so she had them off in the woods somewhere and died only one of which lived and came to LeafClan and was adopted by Ferncloud she called Rushriver and then Ferncloud had a kit named Ravenfeather who had kits with Nightstorm. Duststorm somewhere along the way had three kits with Rosespirit called Bravelight Spottedcreek and Cedarflame. *deep breath.*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waits for skyflower and magicpaw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could be deputy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
May i join? I would like to be deputy, but id be fine with warrior or med. I am a skilled fighter and i know a lot of herb treatments. Im a balanced fighter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to racoon clan at racoon res 1 tell them i sent you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in im looking to be deputy i have no mate and no kits this is my only possible clan so i have only one loyalty
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Join at result 2,the cat with no mate,no kits can be deputy!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone here?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Camp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The witch doctor appears in the breeze
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! I was glued to this book from the time I read the first page. Short chapters make it an easy read and William Maxwell's prose is poetic and succinct. You need to read this-anyone who has ever had a crush on a same-sex athletic type (and who among us reading this review hasn't?) will relate to the unique relationship between the title characters. Don't miss this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story of friendship. Wow! I enjoyed every word.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Set in the 1920, this moving and brilliant novel tells about their coming of age. Proof that they are still great novels out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in and lays down next to him. She falls asleep..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Will you move camp? Locked out of res.1."
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Grey shecat with white tipped ears green eyes Loving caring beautiful talkitive History none Kits no Mate lookin Crush none
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREENLEAF WHERE R U?¿?¿?¿?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im quitting because this is a very unactive clan and nothing evr happens. She left.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cleans up.