The Orchard: A Memoir
THE ORCHARD is the story of a street-smart city girl who must adapt to a new life on an apple farm after she falls in love with Adrian Curtis, the golden boy of a prominent local family whose lives and orchards seem to be cursed. Married after only three months, young Theresa finds life with... show more
THE ORCHARD is the story of a street-smart city girl who must adapt to a new life on an apple farm after she falls in love with Adrian Curtis, the golden boy of a prominent local family whose lives and orchards seem to be cursed. Married after only three months, young Theresa finds life with Adrian on the farm far more difficult and dangerous than she expected. Rejected by her husband's family as an outsider, she slowly learns for herself about the isolated world of farming, pesticides, environmental destruction, and death, even as she falls more deeply in love with her husband, a man she at first hardly knew and the land that has been in his family for generations. She becomes a reluctant player in their attempt to keep the codling moth from destroying the orchard, but she and Adrian eventually come to know that their efforts will not only fail but will ultimately take an irreparable toll.
Publish date: September 21st 2011
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Book Title: The Orchard Author: Theresa Weir Narration: Ellen Archer Genre: Memoirs Setting: Iowa (I think) Source: Audiobook (Library) ⇝Add to Goodreads⇜ Plot: 3/5 Main Characters: 3/5 Secondary Characters: 3/5 The Feels: 3.7/5 Addictiveness: 3/5 Theme or Tone: 4...
After having The Orchard on my ereader for several years I began it almost on a whim. The memoir was supposed to be my back-up book, always there in my purse for emergency reading needs, but once I started in on it I found it hard to do anything else. Theresa Weir came from a very broken home. Fir...
I was up past one a.m. with this last night; it's not just a memoir, it's also slowly building suspense and subtly menacing horror and I had to finish it. Then I had to cry for awhile.