The Family Orchard

The Family Orchard

by Nomi Eve
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The Family Orchard by Nomi Eve

In the bestselling tradition of The Red Tent, The Family Orchard is a spellbinding novel of one unforgettable family, the orchard they've tended for generations, and a love story that transcends the ages.

Nomi Eve's lavishly imagined account begins in Palestine in 1837, with the tale of the irrepressible family matriach, Esther, who was lured by the smell of baking bread into an affair with the local baker. Esther passes on her passionate nature to her son, Eliezer, whose love for the forbidden Golda threatened to tear the family apart. And to her granddaughter, Avra the thief, a tiny wisp of a girl who thumbed her nose at her elders by swiping precious stones from the local bazaar-and grew to marry a man she met at the scene of a crime. At once epic and intimate, The Family Orchard is a rich historical tapestry of passion and tradition from a storyteller of beguiling power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375724572
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Series: Vintage International Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 822,954
Product dimensions: 5.17(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Nomi Eve lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Family Orchard 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had so much promise, but the author neglected to create a plot for the characters. The chronicle of this family was disjointed and left the reader unconnected. It was a frustrating read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book a couple of minutes ago. I say, the book was a little hard to understand. I read the pages over and over again. I finally finished it tonight. The part with Zohar & Miriam having a child with no fingers and no toes was so sad. Of course,the hardest part was that they gave their son away. They cut out the pictures of him, never to mention his name, the innocent child to never have existed. Yes, the child was not well but to send him to live among strangers. The papers of his medical condition along with everything else that had to do with Gavriel to disappear. To Zohar and Miriam, only Eliezer and Tomer existed. The good thing was that they never forgot about their brother nor uncle that was killed in the war. They alway remembered.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read it about three or four times, and to me, it is a pretty good read. However, the book did slow down its pace towards the end, and the story of Nomi & Jeremy did not flow well with the rest of the book; things seemed to unravel in the end. Overall, I do love this book and especially love the first two stories of the baker affair and the forbidden love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The family orchard, translated to portuguese as 'Pomar de família', is a powerfull novel, the strongest in many years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author never developed the characters. It was a very frustrating read and I would NOT recommend it.