fp February 2011
Orchards: a novel
illustrations by Grady McFerrin
from the book...
After a classmate
commits suicide, Kana Goldberg - a half-Japanese, half-Jewish American
- wonders who is responsible. She and her cliquey friends said some
thoughtless things to the girl. Hoping that Kana will reflect on her
behavior, her parents pack her off to her mother's ancestral home in
Japan for the summer. There Kana spends hours under the hot sun tending
to her family's mikan orange groves.
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