Tuesday August 27, 2013
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
The Orchard: A Memoir of the Great Depression by Adele Crockett Robertson
“After the death of her father in the spring of 1932, Radcliffe graduate Adele Crockett left her city job to save the family apple orchard in Ipswich, Mass. She had to cope with a mountain of debt, aging machinery and the vagaries of weather - all without encouragement from her mother and brothers. Later, she wrote in rich detail about her farming years in the depths of the Depression. Her manuscript was discovered soon after her death by her daughter, Betsy Cramer, who contributes the introduction and epilogue.” Publishers Weekly
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