October events

Readings and signings for America’s Apple in October:

Sunday, October 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Bolton Orchards 10th Annual Food Festival, 125 Still River Road (Jct. 110 & 117), Bolton, Massachusetts

Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: 28th Mount Wachusett AppleFest, 499 Mountain Rd., Princeton, Massachusetts

Wednesday, October 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Goodwin Memorial Library, 50 Middle Street, Hadley, Massachusetts


America’s Apple ordering information

King apple blossom

King apple blossom

America’s Apple (Brook Hollow Press), a comprehensive look at the nation’s apple industry by award-winning author Russell Steven Powell, is now available for order in hardcover with dust jacket. List price is $45.95.

To order single copies, visit Silver Street Media.

Bookstores, orchard stores, farm stands, and other retail outlets qualify for a discount of 25 percent for orders of three or more copies, plus shipping. To order using PayPal, send an email with quantity and shipping address to Brook Hollow Press.

America’s Apple has more than 40 beautiful full-color photographs of apples, orchards, and growers by Bar Lois Weeks, plus a full-color photographic index of 120 apple varieties grown in the United States. Illustrator Barry Moser contributed significantly to the book’s elegant design.


Roadside stand near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Roadside stand near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania


Part I: The orchard                                                                                                    

Chapter 1: Sex and graft (or how apples are grown)

Chapter 2: The real John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed)

Chapter 3: In search of heirlooms (and other apples)

Part II: The table                                                                                                                         

Chapter 4: A multitude of flavors

Chapter 5: A multitude of juices

Chapter 6: How safe are our apples?

Part III: The market                                                                                                           

Chapter 7: The attack of the leaf-rollers (and other orchard plagues)

Chapter 8: Who will pick our apples?

An apple picker kneels by a Fuji tree in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley

An apple picker kneels by a Fuji tree in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

Chapter 9: The race for the next Super Apple

Chapter 10: Apple futures

Apple varieties index

An e-book and paperback will be available at a later date.