At The Edge Of The Orchard

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Tracy Chevalier
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The sweeping and compelling new novel from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring.‘Dark, brutal, moving, powerful’ Jane Harris‘A wonderful book; rich, evocative, original. I loved it’ Joanne HarrisIn 1830s Ohio, the Goodenough family barely scratch out a living in the inhospitable Black Swamp. Robert and his sister Martha must watch as their parents' marriage is torn apart by disputes over whether to grow sweet apples to eat or sour apples for cider and applejack. One particularly vicious fight sends Robert out alone across America, far from his sister, into a life dominated not by apple trees but by the mighty redwoods and sequoias of California.

Tracy Chevalier, author of the bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring, takes us back to the late 19th century, to the godforsaken backwaters of Ohio known as Black Swamp.There, James and Sadie Goodenough and their five surviving children live a harsh existence, scrambling to protect their apple orchard from the encroaching ... Tracy Chevalier is with me. Her new novel is titled "At the Edge of the Orchard" and talks about the Goodenough family, who are a very, very troubled group of people, as Tracy said earlier.

Time slips ... Tracy Chevalier's new novel, At the Edge of the Orchard, is a heartbreaking narrative of an Ohio pioneer family's struggles that bears no resemblance to the pastoral stories in the Little House series. The novel begins amid the loamy misery of 19th-century rural Ohio.