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At the Edge of the Orchard

Tracy Chevalier

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"With impeccable research and flawless prose, Chevalier perfectly conjures the grandeur of the pristine Wild West . . . and the everyday adventurers-male and female-who were bold enough or foolish enough to be drawn to the unknown. She crafts for us an excellent experience." -USA Today From internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier, a riveting drama of a pioneer family on the American frontier 1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck - in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the fifty apple trees required to stake their claim on the property. But the orchard they plant sows the seeds of a long battle. James loves the apples, reminders of an easier life back in Connecticut; while Sadie prefers the applejack they make, an alcoholic refuge from brutal frontier life. 1853: Their youngest child Robert is wandering through Gold Rush California. Restless and haunted by the broken family he left behind, he has made his way alone across the country. In the redwood and giant sequoia groves he finds some solace, collecting seeds for a naturalist who sells plants from the new world to the gardeners of England. But you can run only so far, even in America, and when Robert's past makes an unexpected appearance he must decide whether to strike out again or stake his own claim to a home at last. Chevalier tells a fierce, beautifully crafted story in At the Edge of the Orchard, her most graceful and richly imagined work yet. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Hillary Huber, Mark Bramhall, Cassandra Morris, Kirby Heyborne

Length:

9h 2m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:32


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:36


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:14


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:35


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:58


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:35


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:02


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:22


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:42


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:17


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:35


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

00:32