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Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Author: Theresa Weir
Age Range: Adult
"An indie movie in print." In this memoir, bestselling, multi award-winning author Theresa Weir (a.k.a. Anne Frasier) shares the deeply moving and personal story of her years on an apple farm. At age twenty-one, free-spirited Theresa impulsively marries a handsome farmer and soon finds herself struggling to understand his isolated world of apple trees, nature, and crops, while trying to gain entrance into his aloof and forbidding family. A powerful and unforgettable love story set in the American heartland.
The Orchard is the story of a street-smart city girl who must adapt to a new life on an apple farm after she falls in love with Adrian Curtis, the golden boy of a prominent local family whose lives and orchards seem to be cursed. Married after only three months, young Theresa finds life with Adrian on the farm far more difficult and dangerous than she expected. Rejected by her husband's family as an outsider, she slowly learns for herself about the isolated world of farming even as she falls more deeply in love with her husband, a man she at first hardly knew. When the increasingly dangerous chemicals used on farms begin to take a toll on the land and the people who tend it, the couple's fragile love will be tested as she and Adrian struggle to defend ground that has been in his family for generations. An unforgettable story of struggle, resilience, and love in the American heartland, The Orchard will change the way you think about farmers and family.