Nature and nurture collide in bitter frontier family saga

Nature and nurture collide in bitter frontier family saga
Tracy Chevalier: brilliantly describes a marriage made in hell Picture: Getty

At the Edge of the Orchard; By Tracy Chevalier; Borough Press, €17.25

But I couldn’t help thinking of it when reading Tracy Chevalier’s new novel, the story of a 19th century American family whose lives are dominated by the growing, planting and collecting of trees and plants.

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