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The Orchard

The Orchard

Scritto da Peter Heller

Narrato da Kate Marcin


The Orchard

Scritto da Peter Heller

Narrato da Kate Marcin

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4/5 (502 valutazioni)
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5 ore
Pubblicato:
22 ott 2019
ISBN:
9781094400051
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Audiolibro

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Descrizione

“Like Mark Twain and Toni Morrison, Peter Heller has a rare talent that hooks both literary and commercial readers.” –Elle magazine

From the bestselling author of The Dog Stars and The River, The Orchard is an unforgettable coming of age tale reminding us that, even during the hardest of times, love, friendship, and the enduring power of nature will prevail.

Hayley and her seven-year-old daughter, Frith, live in a rustic cabin with no electricity in the foothills of Vermont’s Green Mountains. One of the world’s most renowned translators of poetry from China’s Tang dynasty, Hayley walked away from her career and her drug-addicted husband to raise Frith alone in a land populated not by ambition-fueled academics but by hawks, beavers, and other wild things—including their exuberant Bernese mountain mutt, Bear. They get by on what little they earn from their overgrown apple orchard and the syrup they make from their maple trees. Frith—precocious, homeschooled, and a voracious reader—considers herself queen of this backwoods paradise. She is too young to understand the pain and regret that have followed her mother here.

Season after season, it is the three of them—mother, daughter, and dog—until the sunny spring day when Rose Lattimore appears at their door. Rose is an artist and kindred spirit whose unexpected friendship upends Hayley and Frith’s solitary existence. Rosie takes the edge off the worries of day-to-day survival and encourages the playful aspects of living in nature: fishing, picnics, swimming in a quarry. Frith thrives under the loving care of Hayley and Rosie and, with a child’s innocence, assumes their happiness will last forever. Instead, their lives are shattered by unexpected tragedy and Frith must come to terms with heartbreak and fear.

Peter Heller is unique in his ability to capture the beauty and nuance of the natural world and its pull on women and men. In The Orchard, he pairs evocative storytelling with jewel-like poems—Hayley’s translations of her most beloved Tang poet, Li Xue—that echo Hayley and Frith’s life in the wilderness and tell their own tale of mother and daughter. By turns joyful and searing, The Orchard examines the fragility of childhood, motherhood, romantic love, and friendship, and celebrates the enduring solace of nature. At a time when so many of us are gripped by fear and uncertainty, Heller’s story is like a calming deep breath.

Pubblicato:
22 ott 2019
ISBN:
9781094400051
Formato:
Audiolibro

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Informazioni sull'autore

Peter Heller is an award-winning adventure writer and long-time contributor to NPR. He is a contributing editor at Outside magazine and National Geographic Adventure and the author of Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River. He lives in Denver, Colorado. He can be reached at PeterHeller.net.


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  • (3/5)

    2 persone l'hanno trovata utile

    the story was a nice melo about a mother and her daughter and what they went through after the mother leave her drunken husband and High career to move to a orchard in a small town.
    told from the daughter's point of view... she talks about her life growing in the orchard and all the people she met as well as all the lessons she is taught by them.
    it's a sweet story about love, friendship and poems.

    2 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • (5/5)

    2 persone l'hanno trovata utile

    I loved the book. I just don't like writing reviews. Others do that much better.

    2 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • (5/5)

    1 persona l'ha trovata utile

    The writing is honest and poetic without being flowery... an adventure of the heart- it made me laugh,cry, and want to play outside. Beautiful characters and storytelling

    1 persona l'ha trovata utile

  • (5/5)

    1 persona l'ha trovata utile

    There are very few books that have made me really, truly, cry in my life, and now this one is on the list. The relationships described are true and real, and the turns they take are absolutely gut-wrenching.

    1 persona l'ha trovata utile

  • (4/5)
    I liked this book. A bit unconventional at times but interesting.
  • (5/5)
    There are very few books that have made me really, truly, cry in my life, and now this one is on the list. The relationships described are true and real, and the turns they take are absolutely gut-wrenching.
  • (5/5)
    The vital importance of relationships--to others, ourselves, and the natural world--are expressed eloquently in this truly lovely , poignant tale, and I loved how the weaving back and forth through time was achieved beautifully with great effect.
  • (4/5)
    Beautiful story of family, blood and otherwise, his-“stories” that make up who we are, and how those bonds and tales shape our future. Not all lives are “happily ever after”, but we manage to make the best of what we have.
  • (5/5)
    Well written and very well read! We enjoyed it very much.
  • (5/5)
    Another beautiful Heller. This is uplifting and gentle. Exceptional flexibility from the author of Dog Star.
  • (5/5)
    This was so beautiful! I'll probably listen to again and again
  • (4/5)
    A beautiful story in a beautiful setting. The only reason I didn’t give it five stars is that the main character, who is also the storyteller, fails to describe her pregnancy, the birth of her child, or how the baby affects her other relationships. Her other relationships, to her mother especially, carry the storyline. It left me feeling like part of the story line was left untold.
  • (5/5)
    Beautiful images painted in my mind, quirky characters, lovely story
  • (4/5)
    The beautiful relationship between mother and daughter and the untraditional upbringing.
  • (5/5)
    Beautifully written. Something different - no murders - a lot about love, not sexual. It's mostly about a mother and daughter and their beautiful relationship. Very well done.
  • (5/5)
    Poignant. Heller writes the truth of the academic world, nature, love, and loss.
  • (5/5)
    Such a heartfelt book. It helped me to process life and death.
  • (5/5)
    The descriptions were fantastic. A true ode to the simple things in life
  • (5/5)
    The love between mother and daughter is unbreakable. ❤️.?
  • (5/5)
    Interesting, twist and turns keeps you holding to the ending.
  • (1/5)

    1 persona l'ha trovata utile

    Couldn’t listen past a few minutes as the voice is like a computer voice reading it. Such a shame!

    1 persona l'ha trovata utile

  • (5/5)

    1 persona l'ha trovata utile

    Absolutely beautiful. Full of tenderness and highly evocative. A story about love and loss and remaining on your own true path.

    1 persona l'ha trovata utile

  • (2/5)

    3 persone l'hanno trovata utile

    Made it about 1/3 thru Chapter 4. Cannot go further. Reading is okay but storyline is not working for me. Not sure if it's just my mood but is not holding my attention at all.

    3 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • (5/5)

    4 persone l'hanno trovata utile

    I loved how Heller captured nature in The River and he did an excellent job yet again in the Orchard. To have an author not just simply state that she smiled but to describe how the mouth, eyes, wrinkles and body postures changed throughout each conversation brings you in deeper. To almost visually watching this story play out it brings a sense of intimately connecting with the characters. The theme was beautiful capturing the team a mother and daughter have to become to thrive in a world that is passing them by and the introduction of Rosie was such an amazing plot twist to exposure their relationship at a deeper level.

    4 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • (4/5)

    1 persona l'ha trovata utile

    Beautifully written and read. I wanted it to go on longer

    1 persona l'ha trovata utile