At the Edge of the Orchard

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Chevalier, Tracy
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‘A wonderful book; rich, evocative, original. I loved it’ Joanne Harris “One in ten trees comes up sweet…” In the inhospitable Black Swamp of Ohio, the Goodenough family are barely scratching out a living. Life there is harsh, tempered only by the apples they grow for eating and for the cider that dulls their pain. Hot-headed Sadie and buttoned-up James are a poor match, and Robert and his sister Martha can only watch helplessly as their parents tear each other apart. One particularly vicious fight sends Robert out alone across America, far from his sister, to seek his fortune among the mighty redwoods and sequoias of Gold Rush California. But even across a continent, he can feel the pull of family loyalties..

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading At the Edge of the Orchard: A Novel. Tracy Chevalier, author of "The Girl with the Pearl Earring," has turned from 17th century Holland to the 19th-century American West. Trees are central to "At the Edge of the Orchard," apple trees... A New York Times bestsellerFrom the author of the international bestseller Girl With A Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard, Tracy Chevalier once again paints a distant age with a rich and provocative palette of characters.

and the everyday adventurers—male and female—who were bold enough or foolish enough to be drawn to the unknown. She crafts for us an excellent experience." —USA TodayFrom internationally ... What listeners say about At the Edge of the Orchard.