Island Book's open book club meets the last Thursday of every month at 7:30pm. Our staff facilitator chooses both fiction and nonfiction titles. All are welcome to attend. This month's choice is The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin.
At 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.