The Excellent Lombards

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100115868
Released: Apr 19, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781478939269
Narrator/s: Erin Cottrell
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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From the internationally bestselling author of The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World, comes a heartfelt coming-of-age story. Mary Frances "Frankie" Lombard is fiercely in love with her family's sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. Content to spend her days planning capers with her brother William, competing with her brainy cousin Amanda, and expertly tending the orchard with her father, Frankie desires nothing more than for the rhythm of life to continue undisturbed. But she cannot help being haunted by the historical fact that some family members end up staying on the farm and others must leave. 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.

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Author(s): Jane Hamilton
Original Publish Date: Apr 19, 2016

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Author(s): Jane Hamilton
Product Number EB00620485
Released: Apr 19, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781455594092

Professional reviews

"Narrator Erin Cottrell captures the emotional range of 11-year-old Mary Francis "Frankie" Lombard, who is in love with her family's life, farm, and history--but who is becoming aware that change is coming. Cottrell lets us hear Frankie's frustration and worry as she senses that her dream of running the farm forever with her brother is in jeopardy. The confusing, tangled web that is the large Lombard family and other forces threatening family farms are portrayed in Frankie's thoughts as she treasures her past and worries about the future. More than a paean to farm life, the story is a celebration of how place anchors us to who we are. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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