The Orchardist: A Novel
At once intimate and epic, The Orchardist is historical fiction at its best, in the grand literary tradition of William Faulkner, Marilynne Robinson, Michael Ondaatje, Annie Proulx, and Toni Morrison.In her stunningly original and haunting debut novel, Amanda Coplin evokes a powerful sense of... show more
At once intimate and epic, The Orchardist is historical fiction at its best, in the grand literary tradition of William Faulkner, Marilynne Robinson, Michael Ondaatje, Annie Proulx, and Toni Morrison.In her stunningly original and haunting debut novel, Amanda Coplin evokes a powerful sense of place, mixing tenderness and violence as she spins an engrossing tale of a solitary orchardist who provides shelter to two runaway teenage girls in the untamed American West, and the dramatic consequences of his actions.
Publish date: March 5th 2013
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
So many novels and movies end with whoever needs to be saved, saved. The bad guys are defeated. The challenge accepted and conquered. The ending gives us closure and the hope that everything will be okay, like a more grownup “happily ever after.” Amanda Coplin’s The Orchardist, a moving and melancho...
This debut novel from Amanda Chopin takes place at the turn of the century in the early 1900's in rural Washington state. A lone orchard farmer named Talmadge whose lived an isolated life after his sister mysteriously disappeared some years ago. He is a quiet, committed, hard worker devoting his lif...
Imagine a time-lapse video of a rose in bloom. The bud is slowly pushed under. The petals unfold one by one. The color explodes out in waves like a supernova. (If you need a visual, here's a YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LBODTEgoFg.) Gorgeous, right? It's easy to enjoy a four-minute...
5 stars.....directly added to my 'favorites' list. I gave this book 5 stars not because it was a feel good read, but because of the descriptive setting and characters, or as one reviewer stated "magical words". I come away from this experience knowing that it's going to be hard to choose my next r...
Let me say upfront that the three stars this book is getting is more a reflection of me as a reader than the book itself. Amanda Coplein writes using beautiful and evocative language. And if this had been a movie it probably would have gotton 5 stars from me. Heresy I know.This is a very visual b...