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Iowa-born Theresa Weir grew up poor, the childhood victim of her parents' broken marriage. After moving around from state to state and working pick-up jobs, she found solace and love in the arms of an Illinois apple grower. Married after just three months, she moves onto the farm and begins tending the orchard with her new husband. Though deeply in love, she faces apparently insolvable problems: Her in-laws view her hostilely as an outsider and a codling moth infestation is steadily destroying the orchard. As the situations deepen, Weir turns to writing, a strategy that apparently worked: This deeply moving, well-written work belongs on the shelf with her nineteen previously published fictions.