The first book I chose to discuss is: “The Orchardist” by Amanda Coplin. First of all, I thought this book was excellent. I found the theme orginial and refreshing.
The story begins with a boy and sister following their mother north of the silver mining camp where his father was killed to an isolated valley. In this valley was a dirty run down shack and two ailing Gravenstein apple trees. The mother decided that this was the place to start over, a place where they could make a living.
The story grows through the saddness of losing his mother because of a respiratory disease, to starting an orchard and the disappearence of his sister, to discovering two runaway girls hiding on his land. The main character grows into a contented man that only wants his family to be his orchard, only to discover how important it is to have others in your life.>
I encourage you to read it. I look forward to discussing this book with everyone!