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Orchard on Fire A Novel

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ISBN-10: 0156005328

ISBN-13: 9780156005326

Edition: 1996

Authors: Shena Mackay

List price: $17.95
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Set in the small English village of Stonebridge, the Orchard on Fire tells the story of eight-year-old April Harlency's coming-of-age in a place where the charm of the local landscape contrasts sharply with the predjuices and vagaries of the adult world. When April encounters the red-haired, energetic Ruby Richards, the two girls become fast friends. Together, they abandon the physical and mental abuse forced on them by adults in their lives and transform an abandoned railway car in an orchard into their secret hideaway, an idyllic camp of shared dreams.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/15/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Shena Mackay was born in Edinburgh. She is the author of four previous collections of stories - Babies in Rhinestones, Dreams of Dead Women's Handbags, The Laughing Academy and The World's Smallest Unicorn. Her novels include Dunedin, The Orchard on Fire (which was shortlisted for the 1996 Booker Prize), The Artist's Widow and Heligoland (which was shortlisted for the 2003 Orange Prize).