Title: The Garden of Small Beginnings
By: Abbi Waxman
Call #: Fiction Waxma.A
Abbi Waxman is great at conveying grief and confusion while also being really funny. Her main character, Lilian, lost her husband suddenly and, after 3 years, is just getting her feet under her. She’s taking a gardening class to prep for a big illustration job at work, not to heal. But of course gardening leads to growth, and not just for the tomatoes!
As a gardener, I loved each chapter’s open, a single page of instructions and tips on growing a particular vegetable. Fun, engaging, well written, The Garden of Small Beginnings is very affecting, despite the regular jocularity. A great summer read and one that may inspire you.
Tags: community garden, romance, sisters, vegetables