The Orchard

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tina on 09-18-15

Enjoyable and tearful

If you could sum up The Orchard in three words, what would they be?

Passionate, sorrowful, thought-provoking

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I loved this book. Each of us has our own ups and downs in life and this family is no different. Their story is moving and makes the reader think of consequences following action. I had a lot of things that this story made me think about. I wish so much their story could be different, I don't enjoy reading of another's pain but I do enjoy seeing how they overcome adversity.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-14-12

Not your usual girl meets boy story

I don't generally listen to a lot of nonfiction. However, I enjoyed this real life story that had somewhat of a fiction feel. The story of how these two people meet and the direction their lives take is unexpected and doesn't end with everything tied up in a neat little bow. The story draws you in and you want to see how it all ends. Not to give too much away, but while there are definitely some heartbreaking moments I felt this was ultimately an uplifting story.

I enjoyed the information on what it takes to run an orchard and you'll never look at an apple the same way after this story.

If you want to listen to a story of a real life relationship including the good and the bad then this story is worth a listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By alison on 11-20-11


If you liked The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, you'll like this.
Eye-opening and little disconcerting.
A great memoir . . beautifully written. A great love story. . . I hated for it to end!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Skizzie on 05-20-15

Very Touching

I read the man who left first. Then I just had to read the backstory of this courageous woman. Very enjoyable and un-put down able.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Ray Stewart on 12-07-13

Patient Woman

A quick read with interesting people and events, covering about the first 40 years of a woman's life. This straight-forward memoir held my interest and was not overly drawn out.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nichole Tiernan on 10-02-13


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This was beautifully read, and beautifully written. I personally related to her story, the struggle of whether to leave or to stay. But I think she touches hearts on many levels. She eloquently raises awareness about pesticides. She truly is the next Rachel Carson. I was in tears at the end of the book, and didn't want it to end.

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