White Pine Spotlight: The Orange Grove by Larry Tremblay


The Orange Grove by Larry Tremblay

  • A powerful little novella which attempts to help us understand on-going cycles of violence.
  • A meditation on a family caught up in the violence of retribution.
  • A family forced to choose which of their twin sons to ‘offer’ up to the glory of God, perpetuating violence as the means of resolving political differences.
  • Years later, we witness the surviving son, struggling to come to terms with the fact of being the one left behind.
  • Tremblay leaves us with much food for thought.

Read the review at The Literary Review.


  • Check out Forest Fridays, virtual visits with featured authors.  We will be hosting a couple of them here at ESA.
  • Students who would like to join us at the Festival of Trees, at Harbourfront, on Tuesday May 16th should see Ms. Wray in the Library.
  • Permission forms will be available closer to the date.