Oranges are Not the Only Fruit
This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts.
At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender,
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession.
With a new introduction by the author
'She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent abides'
'Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language... In her hands, words are fluid, radiant, humming'
'A novel that deserves revisiting' Observer
'A wonderful rites-of-passage novel'
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sprainedbrain - www.librarything.com
A short little book that packs some powerful stuff. From what I've read, it's a novel that's somewhat autobiographical. Jeanette is coming of age in an extremely evangelical household and realizing ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PilgrimJess - www.librarything.com
“I have a theory that every time you make an important choice, the part of you left behind continues the other life you could have had." In this book the author tells the story of her life from the ... Read full review