Join us for an in-store reading, signing, and Q&A with Jane Hamilton! This is a non-ticketed event. No reservation required.
Mary Frances "Frankie" Lombard is deeply in love with her family's sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. She is content to spend her days planning capers with her brother William, one-upping her bratty cousin Amanda, and expertly tending the orchard. The last thing she wants is for anything to change, but change is inevitable, and threats of urbanization, disinheritance, and college applications shake the foundation of Frankie's roots. As Frankie is forced to shed her childhood fantasies and face the possibility of losing the idyllic future she had envisioned for her family, she must decide whether loving something means clinging tightly or letting go. Jane Hamilton is the author of The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World. She lives, works, and writes in an orchard farmhouse in Rochester, Wisconsin.