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At the Edge of the Orchard

At the Edge of the Orchard

作者 : Tracy Chevalier

出版社 : The Borough Press

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定價 : NT 385

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國際暢銷小說家,《戴珍珠耳環的少女》作者Tracy Chevalier描繪美國西部拓荒家庭的動人故事。

「完美的研究與無瑕的散文,Chevalier結合了純淨西部的宏偉與大膽或者無知的男女受未知吸引所做的日常冒險,她為我們打造了一個傑出的體驗。」-《今日美國》(USA Today)

1838年Goodenough一家人落腳在馬車被困的所在:俄亥俄州西北部的大片沼澤地。James與Sadie夫婦帶著5個孩子沒日沒夜地馴化土地,他們從綽號蘋果種子強尼(John Appleseed)的賣樹販子那裏購得了樹苗,打算將50棵種苗種在地上,如果成功了,土地就是他們的。他們沒有料到的是,蘋果園種下的是夫妻長期爭吵的種子:James喜歡種甜蘋果,那讓他想起康乃狄克州輕鬆的日子;而Sadie喜歡種酸蘋果,因為可以拿來釀成酒,它已經成為殘酷的拓荒生活中的庇護之所。

1853年Goodenough家中的幼子Robert隻身一人徘徊於加州的淘金熱當中,無時無刻不想著他所離棄的破碎家庭。Robert為一個將新世界的植物賣到英國的博物學家收集種子,唯有置身於紅杉林中,他才能獲得些許慰藉。Robert到底是因為什麼原因離開家人、離開蘋果園,他有可能為自己找到一個家嗎?

The sweeping and compelling new novel from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring.

‘Dark, brutal, moving, powerful’ Jane Harris
‘A wonderful book; rich, evocative, original. I loved it’ Joanne Harris

In 1830s Ohio, the Goodenough family barely scratch out a living in the inhospitable Black Swamp. Robert and his sister Martha must watch as their parents' marriage is torn apart by disputes over whether to grow sweet apples to eat or sour apples for cider and applejack. One particularly vicious fight sends Robert out alone across America, far from his sister, into a life dominated not by apple trees but by the mighty redwoods and sequoias of California.
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作者介紹
Tracy Chevalier
Tracy Chevalier is the author of eight novels, including
The Last Runaway, Remarkable Creatures and Girl with a Pearl Earring an international bestseller that has sold over five million copies and won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award. Born in Washington DC, in 1984 she moved to London, where she lives with her husband and son.
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