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A New York Times Bestseller, An Indie Next Pick -- At the turn of the twentieth century in the Pacific Northwest, reclusive orchardist William Talmadge tends to his apples and apricots. One day, two teenaged girls steal his fruit and later return to his orchard to see the man who gave them no chase. Feral, scared, and pregnant, they take up on Talmadge's land and indulge in his deep reservoir of compassion. But just as the girls begin to trust him, men arrive in the orchard with guns ...
<strong>Amazon Best Books of the Month, August 2012</strong>: Set against the rugged beauty of Washington State at the turn of the twentieth century, Amanda Coplin’s debut novel, <i> The Orchardist</i>, introduces readers to William Talmadge and his lovingly cultivated orchards of apples and apricots. Coplin’s characters are deeply rooted in the mystery of the American West, and she brings them together, like the grafting of Talmadge’s trees, to form a unique family bound not by blood but by the shared experience of tragedy, the land, and ultimately fate.--<i>Seira Wilson</i>