The Orchard

July 15, 2011

One of the hotly touted memoirs scheduled for fall publication is The Orchard, by Theresa Weir.  At the age of 21, city girl Weir marries a farmer and takes up life on an apple orchard.    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. The publisher calls the book this generation’s Silent Spring.  Want an advance reader copy?  Be the first to respond to this post.

Posted by Nancy


3 Responses to “The Orchard”

  1. Emmy Says:

    Sounds like a compelling story.

  2. nmessenger Says:

    I can only pass along to Sno-Isle staff. If you are, where do you work?

  3. Anne Says:

    Nancy – I’ll take this one if the previous poster doesn’t want it. Send to OAK…
    Thanks! Anne

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