7900 High School Rd, Elkins Park, PA

The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton

Discussion dates:

May 23 & 26, 2017

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. “Richly characterized, beautifully written, and heartbreakingly poignant…

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