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Publisher's Summary

A rich, warm, intergenerational time-travel story for ages nine and up

Maya loves to cook with her grandmother - her Halmunee - to connect with the rich family history associated with each dish, a history Maya's mom would prefer stayed in the past. While cooking with Halmunee, something remarkable happens - the food creates such a strong memory that Maya and Halmunee are transported back in time through the memory itself. Halmunee explains that the women in her family have the gift of time travel through food and Maya can do it too, if she practices. While eating her way through the past, Maya meets Jeff: another young time traveler who brings her to the Golden Orchard, a garden of memories filled with the trees of so many people's lives. Maya learns that time moves in ways she couldn't imagine and sometimes family keep their memories secret to protect the ones they love.

©2019 Flora Ahn (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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"Oh, wow! What an innovative take on time travel! This is a beautiful story and filled with delicious descriptions of Korean food. There is a twist I never saw coming!"

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About the Creator

Flora Ahn is an attorney by day and an author and illustrator by night. Her work includes a children's chapter book series, Pug Pals (Scholastic), as well as her popular blog, Bah Humpug. Raised in California by her Korean immigrant parents, Ahn lives in Virginia with her three pugs and practices law in DC. She is always looking for opportunities to further pursue her love of food, books, drawing, and writing, and is especially excited to find ways to combine them. The Golden Orchard is her first Audible Original.

About the Performer

Kathleen Choe holds an MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama. She has appeared in numerous plays and musicals, as well as film and TV. Her theater roles include performing as Belinda Blair in Noises Off at Two River Theater, directed by Sarna Lapine. Her film and television work includes Law and Order: SVU, Maniac, Show Me a Hero, Quantico, Younger, Broad City, Mysteries of Laura, Forever, and Delivery Man. The Golden Orchard is her first foray into the audiobook world.

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Joyce Gassman

This is a book/subject I would not normally read. I found myself drawn into a plot that had unexpected twists. It was fascinating following Maya’s life. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Korean culture and food. I’m anxious to try the food mentioned in this book. I’m not the target audience- being a 61 year old woman, but I think this book can be enjoyed by any age. I hope there will be more!

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Delicious!

Oh, wow! What an innovative take on time travel! This is a beautiful story and filled with delicious descriptions of Korean food. There is a twist I never saw coming! Great for kids and family time (or, honestly, for adults who like good stories).

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One of the BEST reads (listens?) on audible! I would love to see a part 2

I didn’t have high expectations because 1) it was an audible original and they can generally be pretty lukewarm or a complete miss. Also the description said 9 years and up which I noticed after I started the first chapter of the book so I was concerned that it would be geared more towards tweens. Great book for adults wanting a nice clean and engaging story. Even a great family friendly book to read together. Excellent writing, excellent story, loved the twists, and the narrator did an awesome job, I found myself even attempting to pronounce some of the Korean dishes mentioned in the story. I really hope the author does a part 2.

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Beautiful and delightful!

THE GOLDEN ORCHARD is for kids age 9 and older. I'm 67 years beyond age 9 but I loved it maybe because I'm in my second childhood. This novel has two interesting foci: (1) Korean food in the Korean-American community and (2) time travel into the past (but not the future). The plot/story, the writing and the narration are superb.

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Pleasant tale with flavor.

Perfect for when you want fiction that is positive, light but not is not trite.

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Good modern Korean Fable

Time travel, mother daughter angst, and American Korean culture combine to make a heartbreaking and heartwarming story.

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Wonderful!!

I follow Flora Anh and her pugs on Facebook. I had no idea she was a writer. This book was a wonderful surprise. Loved it.

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Darling!

Absolutely loved this audiobook! Beautifully written and performed and leaves you... HUNGRY for more!! Can't wait to listen to it again!! Highly recommend!

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Loved it

this book was well done very imaginative, good story line. a good twist that I did not see coming

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Super!

I listened from cover to cover. Loved this book. Thank you for the entertainment today!

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