Monday, December 28, 2015

Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow by Tara Austen Weaver

Tara's mom buys a sprawling Seattle property with an unwieldy backyard. Tara, along with her mom, have high hopes for what the backyard will yield and how it might bring their family together. She writes about the battles with the land, the failures and successes of their plants and trees, and how she begins to see glimpses of the family and community she has longed for.

This was a very slow read for me. I found it to be thoughtful and human, full of the aches of wanting to be closer with family members who don't really care so much.

If you like to read about gardening and/or family relationships, you might like this one.

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