The Orchardist

By Amanda Coplin
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410453600, 671pp.)

Publication Date: December 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the September 2012 Indie Next List
“Set in rural Washington state in the early 20th century, The Orchardist tells the story of Talmadge, who has lived alone since his sister disappeared from their home and orchard when he was a young man. His life is changed when two young pregnant teens, escaping from a horrific situation, arrive at the orchard and he decides to let them into his life. Lyrically written, this is a moving book about a man's life, the land on which he lives, and the consequences of caring about others.”
-- Nancy Felton, Broadside Bookshop, Northampton, MA


Description
Set in the untamed American West, a highly original and haunting debut novel about a makeshift family whose dramatic lives are shaped by violence, love, and an indelible connection to the land.



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