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    DescriptionAt the turn of the twentieth century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a reclusive orchardist, William Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots as if they were loved ones. A gentle man, he's found solace in the sweetness of the fruit he grows and the quiet, beating heart of the land he cultivates. One day, two teenage girls appear and steal his fruit from the market; they later return to the outskirts of his orchard to see the man who gave them no chase. Feral, scared, and very pregnant, the girls take up on Talmadge's land and indulge in his deep reservoir of compassion. Just as the girls begin to trust him, men arrive in the orchard with guns, and the shattering tragedy that follows will set Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect but also to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past. Transcribing America as it once was before railways and roads connected its corners, Amanda Coplin weaves a tapestry of solitary souls who come together in the wake of unspeakable cruelty and misfortune. She writes with breathtaking precision and empathy, and in "The Orchardist" she crafts an astonishing debut novel about a man who disrupts the lonely harmony of an ordered life when he opens his heart and lets the world in.


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    Title
    The Orchardist
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amanda Coplin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 671
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781410453600
    ISBN 10: 141045360X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FJW
    B&T Merchandise Category: LP
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/CNTYCB
    BISAC V2.8: FIC033000, FIC000000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
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    LC classification: PS3603.O647 O73 2012B
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Publisher
    Thorndike Press
    Imprint name
    Thorndike Press
    Publication date
    26 December 2012
    Review quote
    "There are echoes of John Steinbeck in this beautiful and haunting debut novel set in early-20th -century Washington State...Coplin depicts the frontier landscape and the plainspoken characters who inhabit it with dazzling clarity."--Entertainment Weekly