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The Orchard: A Memoir

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The Orchard is an exquisitely beautiful and poignant memoir of a young woman's single-handed struggle to save her New England farm in the depths of the Great Depression. Recently discovered by the author's daughter, it tells the story of Adele "Kitty" Robertson, young and energetic, but unprepared by her Radcliffe education for the rigors of apple farming in those bitter times. Alone at the end of a country road, with only a Great Dane for company, plagued by debts, broken machinery, and killing frosts, Kitty revives the old orchard after years of neglect. Every day is a struggle, but every day she is also rewarded by the beauty of the world and the unexpected kindness of neighbors and hired workers.

Animated by quiet courage and simple goodness, The Orchard stands as a deeply moving celebration of decency and beauty in the midst of grim prospects and crushing poverty.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553378597
Author:
Robertson, Adele Crockett
Publisher:
Dial Press
Author:
Robertson, Adele Crockett
Author:
Robertson, Adele
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Orchards
Subject:
Ipswich
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
memoir;great depression;apples;non-fiction;farming
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 356
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.26x5.30x.60 in. .62 lbs.

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Biography » General
Biography » Historical
History and Social Science » Americana » Massachusetts
History and Social Science » Americana » New England and Mid Atlantic
History and Social Science » Americana » Northeast

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