No One Gardens Alone: A Life of Elizabeth Lawrence

No One Gardens Alone: A Life of Elizabeth Lawrence

by Emily Herring Wilson

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No One Gardens Alone: A Life of Elizabeth Lawrence by Emily Herring Wilson

No One Gardens Alone tells for the first time the story of Elizabeth Lawrence (1904-1985). Like classic biographies of Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay, this fascinating book reveals Lawrence in all her complexity and establishes her, at last, as one of the premier gardeners and gardening writers of the twentieth century.

"In this first biography of the renowned gardening writer Elizabeth Lawrence, Emily Herring Wilson reminds us that even quiet lives hold unsuspected passions. Written with graceful clarity, sensitivity, and empathy, this life is a perennial."--Linda H. Davis, author of Onward and Upward: A Biography of Katharine S. White

Elizabeth Lawrence (1904-1985) lived a singular, often contradictory life. She was a traditional southerner; a successful, independent garden writer with her own newspaper column and numerous books to her credit; a dutiful daughter who cared for her elders and lived with her mother; a landscape architect; a passionate poet; a friend of literary figures like Eudora Welty and Joseph Mitchell; and a very private woman whose recently discovered letters illuminate aspects of her mystery. Lawrence earned many fans during her lifetime and gained even more after her death with the reissue of many of her classic books. When Emily Herring Wilson edited a collection of letters between Lawrence and famed New Yorker editor Katharine S. White in Two Gardeners, she found legions of readers who were eager to know more about the legendary Lawrence.

Now, one hundred years after her birth, No One Gardens Alone tells for the first time the story of this fascinating woman. Like classic biographies of literary figures such as Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay, this book reveals Lawrence in all her complexity and establishes her, at last, as one of the premier gardeners and garden writers of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807085677
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 09/30/2004
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,248,017
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Emily Herring Wilson is the author of numerous books, including North Carolina Women, and is the editor of Two Gardeners: Katharine S. White and Elizabeth Lawrence-A Friendship in Letters. She is a frequent lecturer and a MacDowell Colony fellow. She lives and gardens in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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