With our weather turning to Fall, it is a bit more like what I imagine it to be. in the setting of The Orchardist. A beautiful yet bleak panorama of days and smoke and sadness. As emotionally trying as the characters' lives are, the landscape of this Washington valley seems to have taken itself as a character in this breathtaking novel by Amanda Coplin. The despair is visible, as is the potential for delight in a small orchard, given to Jane's daughter. The possibility of new growth is there, but seemingly always just out of reach. Having read this book cover to cover in only several days, it has stuck with me through this month. I am so curious to have our conversation. Join us, in our Community Room, Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30 in the evening. We'll talk about this book, our next big event and about what we want to read in 2014. I have read one book this month that I think will qualify as worthy of our time. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. It has been called Dickensian, which I know will please some in our group and scare others. Maureen Corrigan, from NPR, also calls it "ingenious" and "exuberantly plotted". I just called it 800 pages of time well spent. We'll consider it.
As always, thanks for reading and see you soon.