Tuesday, July 12, 2016
At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
Chevalier has woven two actual figures into the novel, both of whom have crossed my interest radar in the past: John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed) and William Lobb, each of whom helped transport trees (actually seeds, seedlings, and saplings) from their natural environment to new ones, often miles and growing zones away. Fascinating stuff, how we changed our world through plants. And because that fascinates me, the story built around it interested me, too.
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