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The Orchard

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

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    A Sense of Foreboding Amidst the Apple Trees

    It is hard to believe that a USA Today bestselling author of nineteen novels had difficulty finding a publisher for her memoir. Theresa Weir, who has published award-winning suspense, romance, thriller and paranormal books under her name and the pseudonym Anne Frasier, persisted. Three years later, The Orchard was published. Her gift to us is a riveting, honest memoir.

    At age twenty-one, Theresa fell in love with Adrian Curtis, an apple farmer, whose family waged a battle to keep their orchard trees free from moths. She never anticipated being shunned by his family or the bleakness of farm life. The environmental implications of pesticide use in the story are chilling. Although the issues raised are disturbing, the writing is fluid. Weir expertly weaves a sense of foreboding through the rows of apple trees the Curtis family vow to protect.

    The book jacket leads us to believe the story is that of saving a fifth-generation apple farm. The author's note, however, is very telling. The book is a catharsis. Sometimes the only way to purge oneself of a poison is to write about it. Grand Central Publishing graciously supplied the advanced readers copy for my unbiased opinion. Reviewed by Holly Weiss, author of Crestmont

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Beautifully written and lovely story

    This book was so beautifully written it felt like poetry. Beautiful story and didn't want to put it down. Good depiction of young woman's journey through life and love, the orchard being a great teacher.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    Loved it

    I realy enjoyed reading this it brinngss back my memories of farm life and the spraying of the fields with a plane my brother named the plane the green hornet this is a well writyen book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    Well-written and poignant .  Enjoyed the honesty in the author's

    Well-written and poignant .  Enjoyed the honesty in the author's telling of  her  story. A little preach-y at times regarding the use of pesticides but I don't know that that's a bad thing. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Excellent

    I loved this book. Loved the intimacy of it, the honesty and the author's bravery in telling the truth.

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  • Posted October 5, 2012

    It says so much in very few pages. Loved it.

    This is a quick read and it does not ramble on and on. Once I started reading it I had a hard time putting it down, so I just kept reading until it was done. I really do look at an apple differently now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    well written and thoroughly enjoyable

    It gave me a lot to think about. This country has got a serious love affair with chemicals to cure everything.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Haunting & beautiful

    It wasn't what expected but so glad I stuck with it!

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  • Posted January 28, 2012

    Beautiful story - highest recommendation

    One of the most warm and painfully honest memoirs I've ever read. Wonderfully descriptive scenes; absolutely piercing. And read the last 20 or 30 pages with a large box of tissue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

    Reads more like fiction than nonfiction

    I would define this book as creative nonfiction. That means there are some aspects of the story which are true, while other aspects have been enhanced in order to make the story more readable. With a little research into orchard management, the reader would discover the improbability of an Orchardist pushing out and burning an entire orchard due to a codling moth infestation. While this book makes for an interesting read, keep in mind that a memoir is an individual's recollection of events that occurred in their life. It does not necessarily mean it is an actual account of those events.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2011

    Highy recommend

    Excellent book. Very fast read.

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