The Family Orchard

The Family Orchard

A Novel

Book - 2000
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Maria Montessori went beyond the conventions of the day to seek a new way of knowing and loving a child. In this book she describes the nature of the child and her method of working more fully with the child's urge to learn. This revised edition is one of the basis books on Montessori education.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2000.
ISBN: 9780375410765
Characteristics: x, 316 p. :,ill., geneal. tables ;,24 cm.


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Jun 14, 2016

This saga spans 5 generations, as the family moves from various European countries to Palestine/Israel, based, more or less, on the author's family. The style ranges from the realistic to the romantic to the magical realistic. There are several 1st person narrators, and a 3rd person narration. All this can get a bit confusing. Yet the story is very involving, beautifully written, humorous, sorrowful. Many of the characters, given here 10-12 pgs, are worthy of an entire novel. At least it had a genealogical chart to help keep track of who the people were and when they lived. I gulped it in two days.

jossung Feb 06, 2012

The more I read, the faster I started skimming though this. Nomi Eve is a young writer with a lot of talent and potential, but it felt too romantic at times at the expense of the story.

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