The Apple Orchard, with Susan Wiggs


We love having Bainbridge Island's own best-selling author Susan Wiggs come to talk about her riveting new novel, The Apple Orchard, a story about family ties, friendship, memories, and finding treasure when looking for something else entirely different.

Wiggs brings readers to the lush abundance of Sonoma County. Tess Delaney makes a living restoring stolen treasures to their rightful owners. People like Annelise Winther, who refuses to sell her long-gone mother's beloved necklace--despite Tess's advice. To Annelise, the jewel's value is in its memories.

But Tess's own history is filled with gaps: a father she never met, a mother who spent more time traveling than with her daughter. So Tess is shocked when she discovers the grandfather she never knew is in a coma. And that she has been named in his will to inherit half of Bella Vista, a hundred-acre apple orchard in the magical Sonoma town called Archangel.

The rest is willed to Isabel Johansen. A half sister she's never heard of.

Against the rich landscape of Bella Vista, Tess begins to discover a world filled with the simple pleasures of food and family, of the warm earth beneath her bare feet. A world where family comes first and the roots of history run deep. A place where falling in love is not only possible, but inevitable.

And in a season filled with new experiences, Tess begins to see the truth in something Annelise once told her: if you don't believe memories are worth more than money, then perhaps you've not made the right kind of memories.

From one of America's most beloved writers, "The Apple Orchard" is a story of family ties--both old and new--and of the moments that connect our hearts.


Event date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
157 Winslow Way E.
98110 Bainbridge Island
The Apple Orchard (Bella Vista Chronicles #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778314936
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mira Books - April 30th, 2013