Join us on Saturday, June 14th at 1:30 pm in the Community Room for a discussion of The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. New members are always welcome and this will be our final meeting before we break for the summer.
Set against the rugged beauty of Washington State at the turn of the twentieth century, Amanda Coplin’s debut novel, The Orchardist, introduces readers to recluse William Talmadge and his lovingly cultivated orchards of apples and apricots. One day, two teenage girls appear and steal his fruit at the market; they later return to 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 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 a irrevocable course not only to save and protect them but also to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past.