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Nikki Amdur...Marvelous...Each essay is a fully realized, sometimes irreverent, meditation.
— Entertainment Weekly
Here is an engaging group of more than fifty gardening writers - and writing gardeners - reveling in their likes and dislikes, confessing their shortcomings, and sharing their successes and ...
Here is an engaging group of more than fifty gardening writers - and writing gardeners - reveling in their likes and dislikes, confessing their shortcomings, and sharing their successes and failures. The Writer in the Garden presents a colorful bouquet of prose and poetry from both sides of the Atlantic. With subjects ranging from an old-fashioned rose to ornery weeds, the hazards of rare plant collecting, and the tribulations of inclement weather, The Writer in the Garden brings together an entertaining selection of garden writing from the past one hundred years. From Thoreau to Jamaica Kincaid, the writers and gardeners here express the trials and joys of gardening in the country as well as the challenges and rewards of trying to make things grow in the city. But whether a garden is large or small, thriving or failing, every gardener has a story.
Bursting with personality, strong opinions, and bright ideas, The Writer in the Garden is a book to read and enjoy - season after season.
Posted July 2, 2012
I had the audio version of The Writer in the Garden years ago. My mother recommended it to me and I loved it. Alas, I lent it out once too often and it never came back. I didn't replace it for some reason until I saw the title in my email. I didn't even read the details; I just ordered it and waited eagerly for it to be available.
This is a book for almost any taste. You have philosophy and poetry, advice and humor all in one place for you to dip into when you have a minute or read for an hour as one piece leads you into another and into yet another. It isn't a how-to or an academic treatise but a celebration of gardens and gardening and I love it. I suspect other gardeners, whether professional or dabbler, will too.
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