Monday, March 30, 2009

Book Review: The Orchard by Adele Crockett Roberston

The Orchard is the memoir of Radcliffe graduate Adele "Kitty" Crockett Robertson. Her daughter recently discovered her mother's diary, and wanted to publish her writings. This beautiful and amazing memoir chronicles Kitty's life from the time she leaves her comfortable home in Boston to grow apples and peaches on her family's orchard and farm near Ipswich, Mass. during the Great Depression.
Kitty survives the bank warning to foreclose on the farm, freezing cold temperatures, loss of apple and peach harvests, and much more,with only her dog, a Great Dane named Freya, by her side. She hires some very loyal workers to help her with the harvest, and fast friendships are formed. Especially with her lead helper, Joe La Plante. Together they conquer rain/snow storms, ruined harvests and the digging of a new well. Kitty's story is one of courage and strength, and the ability to overcome many discouraging obstacles that stand in her way.
Five Stars
Dial Press Trade Paperback (January 1, 1997)
256 pages
ISBN-10: 0553378597

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