Join us in welcoming New York Times Bestselling author Chuck Wendig as we host an early-release event for Black River Orchard, which explores how a small town is transformed when seven strange trees begin bearing magical apples at The Doylestown Bookshop on Monday, September 25th, 2023, at 6:00 PM.
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Chuck Wendig’s Hunt for the Weirdest Apple in America!
NYT Bestselling author Chuck Wendig’s new novel, BLACK RIVER ORCHARD, is about some very….special apples. “Take a bite of one of these apples, and you will desire only to devour another. And another. You will become stronger. More vital. More yourself, you will believe. But then your appetite for the apples and their peculiar gifts will keep growing—and become darker.”
In the same vein as #HeirloomAppleReview, Chuck will taste unique varieties of heirloom apples as he moves across the United States, posting his video/text reviews along the way. At the end of his book tour, Chuck will post on his high-traffic blog, Terribleminds, chronicling his entire journey and crowning the Weirdest Apple in America! Our friends at North Star Orchard will be providing apples.
About the Book:
“Chuck Wendig is one of my very favorite storytellers. Black River Orchard is a deep, dark, luscious tale that creeps up on you and doesn’t let go.”—Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus
It’s autumn in the town of Harrow, but something besides the season is changing there.
Because in that town there is an orchard, and in that orchard, seven most unusual trees. And from those trees grows a new sort of apple: strange, beautiful, with skin so red it’s nearly black.
Take a bite of one of these apples, and you will desire only to devour another. And another. You will become stronger. More vital. More yourself, you will believe. But then your appetite for the apples and their peculiar gifts will keep growing—and become darker.
This is what happens when the townsfolk discover the secret of the orchard. Soon it seems that everyone is consumed by an obsession with the magic of the apples . . . and what’s the harm, if it is making them all happier, more confident, more powerful?
Even if something else is buried in the orchard besides the seeds of these extraordinary trees: a bloody history whose roots reach back to the very origins of the town.
But now the leaves are falling. The days grow darker. It’s harvest time, and the town will soon reap what it has sown.
About the Authors:
Chuck Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of Wanderers, The Book of Accidents, Wayward, and more than two dozen other books for adults and young adults. A finalist for the Astounding Award and an alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, he has also written for comics, games, film, and television. He’s known for his popular blog, terribleminds, and books about writing such as Damn Fine Story. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with his family.