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The Blue Orchard
The Blue Orchard
Author: Jackson Taylor
The Blue Orchard is a portrait of an indomitable woman, determined to build a better life for herself and her son in the face of crushing losses. — The poor daughter of Irish immigrants, Verna Krone drops out of school and finds work as a scullery maid in order to survive the hardships of the Great Depression. Though treated cruelly by a s...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416592945
ISBN-10: 1416592946
Publication Date: 1/12/2010
Pages: 416
Edition: Original
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Touchstone
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
The story telling is divine and substantive. It is a captivating look at a time period centered around America's cultural evolution and brings some balance to some controversial subjects and the realization that our culture is a bi-product of a collective consciousness of its people. I found myself reading it very slowly to take in every word - the characters are rich and the reading is satisfying and thought provoking.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a very good book, had it read in 2 days. It is such a good read. It had me hanging on every page. The characters were real and the author's relationship will surprise you!
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Helpful Score: 1
The cover of the book and the name evoked a particular time period and maybe a type of story line. The time period was right but the story was so far from what I could have guessed.
It is so interesting. So unique. The places this woman's life went from childhood into mature adulthood make you want to keep rooting for her. It's not frilly or cute, but very serious but not to where you cry.
This might be confusing, but I don't want to give any of the story away. I hate when people tell you the whole story line in a review. It is worth reading. Thought provoking.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book about a young girl who is pulled out of school by her father and later, after many trials, becomes a nurse for a "colored doctor" who does abortions along with his regular medical pracice. He his very active in politics and helps many of the local blacks get an education, sports team, builds a colored "Y". He is a very elegant man, who dresses well and has a big car and chauffeur. The characters are deeply explored and the writing is really good too. Definitely one to pass around to your girlfriends.
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Other than the subject matter which is thought provoking, I especially enjoyed this book because it is set in Central Pennsylvania where I was born and raised. The author did good research of the area.


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