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Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: A True Story of Bad Breaks and Small Miracles

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Great Read!

This book is well written and inspiring! Heather Lende has a way with words and her story is truly inspiring and uplifting! Love reading about living in an Alaskan community. Very interesting!!!

posted by 10324972 on December 17, 2011

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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This book explores small town life in Alaska and how the author recovered from being hit by a truck. She reminisces about the people she has helped, the people who have helped her and the loss of her mother. It is really an anthology of Heather Lende's columns from v...
This book explores small town life in Alaska and how the author recovered from being hit by a truck. She reminisces about the people she has helped, the people who have helped her and the loss of her mother. It is really an anthology of Heather Lende's columns from various sources. I had thought this book would be about gardens and dogs and found that the title comes from her mother's last words before her death. There are a few mentions of both dogs and gardens, but not as much as I hoped. Most of the stories reflect back on life and the lives of people who have touched Lende's heart in a very Christian way. It is not so much religious as it is spiritual since Lende explores the meaning of life and death.

I found the stories about the community that is shared in the small town of Haines, Alaska to be fascinating. Lende explores the meaning and connection between each resident and how they all pull together after her accident. She even knows the person who hit her while she was bike riding and never blames him. I did enjoy reading about her recovery but some of the other chapters were a bit too religious for me.

posted by BookHounds on May 28, 2011

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  • Posted May 28, 2011

    BookHounds

    This book explores small town life in Alaska and how the author recovered from being hit by a truck. She reminisces about the people she has helped, the people who have helped her and the loss of her mother. It is really an anthology of Heather Lende's columns from various sources. I had thought this book would be about gardens and dogs and found that the title comes from her mother's last words before her death. There are a few mentions of both dogs and gardens, but not as much as I hoped. Most of the stories reflect back on life and the lives of people who have touched Lende's heart in a very Christian way. It is not so much religious as it is spiritual since Lende explores the meaning of life and death.

    I found the stories about the community that is shared in the small town of Haines, Alaska to be fascinating. Lende explores the meaning and connection between each resident and how they all pull together after her accident. She even knows the person who hit her while she was bike riding and never blames him. I did enjoy reading about her recovery but some of the other chapters were a bit too religious for me.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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