Like all single subject books, it's the depth of detail that becomes an all encompassing look at the inter-connectivity of our world. In Ghost Orchard, it's the history orchards in North America. Along the way we learn about colonialism, the numerous varieties of apples (and the beautiful artwork created by American painters who documented these apple types for a US government programme), and the power of friendship as Humphreys travels to orchards new and old. Humphrey's, who writes both fiction and non-fiction alike has a wonderful style that will have you curled up on the couch eagerly devouring her work.
Phil (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)