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Alvin's Farm

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  11 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
On the run for nearly half her life, Jenny Cope’s arrival in Oregon’s Willamette Valley touches all she meets. She most affects two men, one mentally challenged, the other emotionally strangled. Jenny falls in love with Alvin Harris, whose childhood tumble leaves him with few worries. Sam Cassel’s wounded heart pounds with unrequited love for Jenny, but his lifelong friend ...more
Published December 1st 2011 by Anna Scott Graham
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Julie Rose
Dec 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Anna Scott Graham has an amazing ability to create characters that get under your skin. It happened for me with Marthe and Kell in The War on Emily Dickinson, and it happened again with Alvin and Jenny; I keep dreaming about these characters!

The focus is on everyday life and "regular" people, but Scott Graham has an amazing way with uncovering the pain and secret histories present in every family. It's not lurid, though: she approaches these characters with sensitivity and humanity.

This is the
Suzy Stewart Dubot
Jan 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A compelling read that left me wanting more when I had finished the last words. The author has told a story with such sensitivity that it is hard to believe it is fiction. Thank goodness she promises us book two of Alvin's Farm. I'm already queuing for it! I can recommend this book without hesitation.
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
The first in a 4-part generational saga. Lookin forward to the next three.
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Anna Scott Graham is a wife, mother, and abuela, having returned to her native California after a decade of living in Yorkshire, England.

Besides writing, her interests include modern quilting, watching basketball, American football and baseball, drinking hot English tea, driving, cooking, and anticipating rain.

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