Next book group: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

The OrchardistBook Group will meet on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 a.m., and Friday, March 25, at noon to discuss The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin.

At the turn of the twentieth century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a reclusive orchardist, William Talmadge, patiently tends to his apples and apricots. A gentle man, he’s found solace in the sweetness of the fruit he grows and the land he cultivates. One day, two teenage girls appear and steal his fruit from the market; they later return to the outskirts of his orchard to see the man who gave them no chase. Scared and pregnant, the girls take up on Talmadge’s land and indulge in his deep reservoir of compassion. Just as the girls begin to trust him, men arrive in the orchard with guns, and the tragedy that follows will set Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect but also to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past.

The Orchardist is a New York Times bestselling novel. In 2013, the National Book Foundation named writer Amanda Coplin one of their 5 under 35 authors for her work.

Boston Children’s Hospital personnel are encouraged to join us in the AV Room in the Library on Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 a.m., or Friday, March 25 at noon,
to participate in discussion about this book. If you would like to be added to our Book Group email distribution list, please email the Library.

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