Writers at Stanton - Karen Viggers
12-Feb-2019 • 1pm
The Orchardists Daughter - Karen Viggers
Set in the old-growth eucalypt forests and vast rugged mountains of the remote south, The Orchardist’s Daughter is an uplifting story about friendship, resilience and finding the courage to break free.
Karen Viggers says “The Orchardist’s Daughter grew out of a sense of being an outsider – not necessarily being lonely or troubled, but just someone who can sometimes feel a little bit different. I suspect it’s a pre-requisite for a writer – we all feel like outsiders at times. When I was writing I asked myself, when are we at our most vulnerable and when is it hardest for us to belong? “This book is for anyone who, like me, has ever felt a little bit different or separate from anyone else or who has struggled to find their place in life. But it’s also for anyone that loves nature and feels humbled by forests, mountains and the wild.”