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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Amanda Coplin’s Best-Seller ‘The Orchardist’

Author Amanda Coplin. (Photo Corina Bernstein)

Author Amanda Coplin. (Photo Corina Bernstein)

The Orchardist book coverAmanda Coplin‘s debut novel “The Orchardist” was critically acclaimed when she published it last year.

This month, the paperback was released and it’s on the New York Times Paperback Best Seller list.

The book tells the story of Talmadge, a solitary fruit farmer in early twentieth century Washington state.

His life is turned upside down when he takes in two girls who tried to steal his produce.

Read a book excerpt and hear the original piece:

This interview originally aired in August 2012.

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