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The Orchardist (2012)
(eAudiobook - Overdrive)


Published: Ashland : HarperCollins Publishers, 2012
Description:  1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN: 9781470827816,
Language:  English


Title from: Title details screen

Number of tracks: 12

Duration: 14:29:27

Transfer to Apple device: Yes

OverDrive subjects: Fiction, Literature

Reader: Mark Bramhall

At the turn of the twentieth century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, an orchardist named Talmadge carefully tends the grove of fruit trees he has cultivated for nearly half a century. A gentle, solitary man, he finds solace and purpose in the sweetness of the apples, apricots, and plums he grows, and in the quiet, beating heart of the land. Everything he is and has known is tied to this patch of earth. It is where his widowed mother is buried, taken by illness when he was just thirteen, and where his beloved sister Elsbeth mysteriously disappeared. It is where the horse wranglers pass through each spring with their wild herds, setting up camp in the flowering meadows between the trees.One day, while in town to sell his fruit at the market, two girls, barefoot and dirty, steal some apples. Later, they appear on his homestead, cautious yet curious about the man who gave them no chase. Feral, scared, and very pregnant,..

Requires OverDrive Media Console 1.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)

Format: OverDrive WMA Audiobook

Mode of access: World Wide Web

File size: 208248 KB

In English

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