The Writer in the Garden: Expanded Edition

The Writer in the Garden: Expanded Edition

by Jane Garmey, Lisa Banes, Ensemble cast
     
 

Edith Wharton, under the spell of evergreen foliage and stone, celebrates the magic of Italian gardens. Charles Kuralt waits on the bloom of a single daffodil like an expectant father. Gertrude Jekyll, after a month-long drought, praises the coming rain. Allen Tracy rails against hydrangeas.

Here is an engaging group of more than 50 gardening writers — and

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Edith Wharton, under the spell of evergreen foliage and stone, celebrates the magic of Italian gardens. Charles Kuralt waits on the bloom of a single daffodil like an expectant father. Gertrude Jekyll, after a month-long drought, praises the coming rain. Allen Tracy rails against hydrangeas.

Here is an engaging group of more than 50 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 100 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.

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Editorial Reviews

Nikki Amdur
...Marvelous...Each essay is a fully realized, sometimes irreverent, meditation.
Entertainment Weekly
Kirkus Reviews
This delightful collection of garden writings edited by Garmey, a travel, food, and gardening writer, is just what's hoped for in a sampler: each bite is a likely pleasure, with a couple of duds thrown in to forestall complacency.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598870824
Publisher:
HighBridge Company
Publication date:
01/04/2007
Edition description:
Expanded Edition; 6 hours on 5 CDs
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 5.88(h) x 0.69(d)

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