Evening Book Group

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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  1. Mary MacDonald

    i grew up in Essex, MA… which is right next to Ipswich MA… I visited this orchard many, many times as a kid. Many good apple and wonderful memories… the orchard is on the way to the famous Crane’s Beach. Crane’s Beach is one of the best around.. it is on Argilla Road in Ipswich.. MA

  2. samann

    It is so interesting to hear that you visited the orchard. It is nice to get the precise location. I’ll share this info with the group. I really liked this book and hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I did. SCA

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