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The Orchardist

(2012)
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At the turn of the twentieth century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a reclusive orchardist, William Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots as if they were loved ones. A gentle man, he's found solace in the sweetness of the fruit he grows and the quiet, beating heart of the land he cultivates. One day, two teenage girls appear and steal his fruit from the market; they later return to the outskirts of his orchard to see the man who gave them no chase. Feral, scared, and very pregnant, the girls take up on Talmadge's land and indulge in his deep reservoir of compassion. Just as the girls begin to trust him, men arrive in the orchard with guns, and the shattering tragedy that follows will set Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect but also to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past.

Transcribing America as it once was before railways and roads connected its corners, Amanda Coplin weaves a tapestry of solitary souls who come together in the wake of unspeakable cruelty and misfortune. She writes with breathtaking precision and empathy, and in The Orchardist she crafts an astonishing debut novel about a man who disrupts the lonely harmony of an ordered life when he opens his heart and lets the world in.

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Hardback Editions

December 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Orchardist
Author(s): Amanda Coplin
ISBN: 0-297-86790-3 / 978-0-297-86790-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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December 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Orchardist (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Amanda Coplin
ISBN: 1-4104-5360-X / 978-1-4104-5360-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Orchardist: A Novel
Author(s): Amanda Coplin
ISBN: 0-06-218850-X / 978-0-06-218850-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Orchardist: A Novel
Author(s): Amanda Coplin
ISBN: 0-06-256460-9 / 978-0-06-256460-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Orchardist
Author(s): Amanda Coplin
ISBN: 1-78022-274-2 / 978-1-78022-274-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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March 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Orchardist (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Amanda Coplin
ISBN: 1-59413-627-0 / 978-1-59413-627-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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March 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Orchardist: A Novel
Author(s): Amanda Coplin
ISBN: 0-06-218851-8 / 978-0-06-218851-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Orchardist
Author(s): Amanda Coplin
ISBN: 0-297-86791-1 / 978-0-297-86791-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Orchardist
Author(s): Amanda Coplin
ISBN: 0-06-228289-1 / 978-0-06-228289-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   


Audio Editions

August 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Orchardist
Author(s): Amanda Coplin
ISBN: 1-4708-2779-4 / 978-1-4708-2779-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Orchardist
Author(s): Amanda Coplin
ISBN: 1-4708-2780-8 / 978-1-4708-2780-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Orchardist
Author(s): Amanda Coplin
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Orchardist
Author(s): Amanda Coplin
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Orchardist
Author(s): Amanda Coplin
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Orchardist: A Novel
Author(s): Amanda Coplin
Publisher: Harper
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