March 25th at 11am
Book: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
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.
The Peterborough Town Library Book Club reads a wide variety of literature and alternates between fiction and nonfiction. Discussions are usually the last Friday morning of every month, and the meetings are informal. Library card needed to borrow our copies of the book, but discussion open to anyone.