Rotary Book Discussion Group

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21
Mar
2017
Kansas City
Rainy Day Books
2706 W 53rd Street
Mission, KS  66205
United States

Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “At the Edge of the Orchard” by Tracy Chevalier. The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.

  

About the book:

1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck – in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio.  But the orchard they plant sows the seeds of a long battle: James loves the apples, reminders of an easier life back in Connecticut; while Sadie prefers the applejack they make, an alcoholic refuge from brutal frontier life.

 

1853: Their youngest child Robert is wandering through Gold Rush California after making his way alone across the country.  Haunted by the broken family he left behind, he finds some solace collecting seeds for a naturalist in the redwood and giant sequoia groves.  But you can run only so far, even in America, and when Robert’s past makes an unexpected appearance, he must decide whether to strike our again or stake his own claim to a home at last.



 
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