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The Orchardist's Daughter
 

The Orchardist's Daughter (Paperback)

By Viggers, Karen

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  • Pub Date
    7 Jan 20

'The stories of Miki, Leon and Max intertwine in this beautiful novel about friendship and resilience...Tension builds to a dramatic, satisfying conclusion.' - Good Reading magazine '...refreshingly real...ultimately an empowering novel' - Style magazine 'A well-crafted novel tha... read full description below.

ISBN 9781760877583
Barcode 9781760877583
Release Date 7 January 2020 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760877583
ISBN-10 1760877581
Stock Release date is 7 January 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Release Date 7 January 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Viggers, Karen
Category Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
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Description of this Book

'The stories of Miki, Leon and Max intertwine in this beautiful novel about friendship and resilience...Tension builds to a dramatic, satisfying conclusion.' - Good Reading magazine '...refreshingly real...ultimately an empowering novel' - Style magazine 'A well-crafted novel that also shines a light on the everyday violence that thrives where eyes are averted and silence prevails.' - The Weekend Australian '...an engaging read for lovers of contemporary Australian fiction.' - SMH, Spectrum 'The Orchardist's Daughter is a novel I would recommend without reservation, it is a remarkable yarn that left a strong mark on my heart.' - Mrs B's Book Reviews Sixteen-year-old Mikaela has grown up isolated and homeschooled on an apple orchard in southeastern Tasmania, until an unexpected event shatters her family. Eighteen months later, she and her older brother Kurt are running a small business in a timber town. Miki longs to make connections and spend more time in her beloved forest, but she is kept a virtual prisoner by Kurt, who leads a secret life of his own. When Miki meets Leon, another outsider, things slowly begin to change. But the power to stand up for yourself must come from within. And Miki has to fight to uncover the truth of her past and discover her strength and spirit. Set in the old-growth eucalypt forests and vast rugged mountains of southern Tasmania, The Orchardist's Daughter is an uplifting story about friendship, resilience and finding the courage to break free.

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Author's Bio

Born in Melbourne and raised in the Dandenong Ranges riding horses and writing stories, Karen went on to study veterinary science at Melbourne University before working in practice for several years. She completed a PhD in wildlife health, and since then she has worked on a wide range of Australian native animals, including kangaroos. Karen loves landscapes, wild places, people and animals. She is the author of three novels: The Stranding (2008) and the bestselling, The Lightkeeper's Wife (2011) and The Grass Castle. She lives in Canberra with her husband and two children.

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