Tuesday, June 7, 2016

"Farming, family and succession -- Hamilton turns gaze toward family orchard in latest novel"

From The Journal Times.com:

CARA SPOTO cara.spoto@journaltimes.com  0

"ROCHESTER — Place, especially the rural pockets of America, plays a big role in the novels of Jane Hamilton.

"In her latest novel “The Excellent Lombards” the author has turned her gaze toward a subject and a place with she is intimately familiar — life on a family apple orchard in Wisconsin.

"Published this April, the novel focuses on life at the orchard, and the questions each character faces, as the time comes to determine the future of the family business with regard to the next generation.

"Raised in the historic and well-heeled Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Ill., Hamilton may have the upbringing of an urbanite, but she has spent the bulk of her adult life in Rochester."

Read more:  http://journaltimes.com/news/local/farming-family-and-succession----hamilton-turns-gaze/article_bbcd8f0d-455f-5c3a-b14c-eb2a71849ee0.html

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