Amanda Coplin - Author

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Amanda Coplin was born in 1981 in Wenatchee, Washington, a town famous for its orchards. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota and now lives in Minneapolis. THE ORCHARDIST is her first novel.

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The Orchardist

The Orchardist

Author: Amanda Coplin Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2014

At the turn of the 20th century, in a remote stretch of Northwest America, a solitary orchardist, Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots as if they were his children. One day, two teenage girls steal his fruit at the market. Feral, scared and very pregnant, they follow Talmadge to his land and form an unlikely attachment to his gentle way of life. But their fragile peace is shattered when armed men arrive in the orchard. In the tragedy that unfolds, Talmadge must fight to save the lives of those he has learned to love while confronting the ghosts of his own troubled past.

Other books by Amanda Coplin

The Orchardist

The Orchardist

Author: Amanda Coplin Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2014

At the turn of the 20th century, in a remote stretch of Northwest America, a solitary orchardist, Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots as if they were his children. One day, two teenage girls steal his fruit at the market. Feral, scared and very pregnant, they follow Talmadge to his land and form an unlikely attachment to his gentle way of life. But their fragile peace is shattered when armed men arrive in the orchard. In the tragedy that unfolds, Talmadge must fight to save the lives of those he has learned to love while confronting the ghosts of his own troubled past.

Orchardist

Orchardist

Author: Amanda Coplin Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2012

[A] mysterious, compelling, elemental novel.In The Orchardist, Amanda Coplin shows us whats unknowable. Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of National Book Award finalist, American SalvageWithin this world are compelling characters and their equally compelling stories. The Orchardist is an outstanding debut.Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of Serena and The CoveCoplin is a masterful writer, the teller of an epic, unvarnished tale that sits comfortably with other novels in the tradition of great American storytelling.Wally Lamb, New York Times bestselling author of The Hour I First BelievedAt once intimate and epic, The Orchardist is historical fiction at its best, in the grand literary tradition of William Faulkner, Marilynne Robinson, Michael Ondaatje, Annie Proulx, and Toni Morrison. In her stunningly original and haunting debut novel, Amanda Coplin evokes a powerful sense of place, mixing tenderness and violence as she spins an engrossing tale of a solitary orchardist who provides shelter to two runaway teenage girls in the untamed American West, and the dramatic consequences of his actions.

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