The Family Orchard

By Nomi Eve
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780375724572, 336pp.)

Publication Date: September 11, 2001

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In the bestselling tradition of The Red Tent, The Family Orchard is a spellbinding novel of one unforgettable family, the orchard they've tended for generations, and a love story that transcends the ages.

Nomi Eve's lavishly imagined account begins in Palestine in 1837, with the tale of the irrepressible family matriach, Esther, who was lured by the smell of baking bread into an affair with the local baker. Esther passes on her passionate nature to her son, Eliezer, whose love for the forbidden Golda threatened to tear the family apart. And to her granddaughter, Avra the thief, a tiny wisp of a girl who thumbed her nose at her elders by swiping precious stones from the local bazaar-and grew to marry a man she met at the scene of a crime. At once epic and intimate, The Family Orchard is a rich historical tapestry of passion and tradition from a storyteller of beguiling power.




About the Author
Nomi Eve is the author of "The Family Orchard", which was a Book-of-the-Month Club main selection and was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. She has an MFA in fiction writing from Brown University and has worked as a freelance book reviewer for "The Village Voice" and New York" Newsday". Her stories have appeared in "Glimmer Train Stories", "The Voice Literary Supplement", "Conjunctions", and "The International Quarterly". She is currently a lecturer in the creative writing program at Bryn Mawr College and lives in Philadelphia with her family.
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