The Garden Book

Author : Brian Castro
ISBN : 188503007X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 29.38 MB
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Brian Castro's award-winning novel, "The Garden Book," is a meditation on loneliness, addiction and exploitation. Set in the years between the Depression and the Second World War in Australia's Dandenong Ranges, it follows the emotionally turbulent life of the beautiful Swan Hay (born Shuang He)--her marriage to the passionate yet brutal Darcy Damon, her love affair with the aviator Jasper Zenlin and her rise to literary fame overseas after her poetry is translated into French without her knowledge. Fifty years after her disappearance into institutions and a life of poverty and despair, Norman Shih--a rare-book librarian and "expert in self-effacement"--begins to piece together the life and losses of Swan. Tracking down clues from guesthouse libraries, antiquarian bookshops and Swan's own haunted writings, Shih fills out a portrait of early twentieth-century Australian lives wracked by modernist impulses of racial prejudice.
Category: Fiction

The Butterfly Garden

Author : Dot Hutchison
ISBN : 168324303X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 76.87 MB
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"Near an isolated mansion a beautiful garden is discovered with luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of 'butterflies'--young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed by the Gardener, a twisted man obsessed with preserving his lovely specimens. When a survivor is questioned, the more she shares, the more agents wonder what she is hiding"--
Category: Fiction

In The Garden Of Beasts

Author : Erik Larson
ISBN : 9781446464502
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 27.71 MB
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Berlin,1933. William E. Dodd, a mild-mannered academic from Chicago, has to his own and everyone else's surprise, become America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany, in a year that proves to be a turning point in history. Dodd and his family, notably his vivacious daughter, Martha, observe at first-hand the many changes - some subtle, some disturbing, and some horrifically violent - that signal Hitler's consolidation of power. Dodd has little choice but to associate with key figures in the Nazi party, his increasingly concerned cables make little impact on an indifferent U.S. State Department, while Martha is drawn to the Nazis and their vision of a 'New Germany' and has a succession of affairs with senior party players, including first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as the year darkens, Dodd and his daughter find their lives transformed and any last illusion they might have about Hitler are shattered by the violence of the 'Night of the Long Knives' in the summer of 1934 that established him as supreme dictator. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the times, and with brilliant portraits of Hitler, Goebbels, Goering and Himmler amongst others, Erik Larson's new book sheds unique light on events as they unfold, resulting in an unforgettable, addictively readable work of narrative history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mary Frances Garden Book

Author : Jane Eayre Fryer
ISBN : 9781557095893
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 81.13 MB
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One in this series of charming stories about Mary Frances and her discoveries about the world around her. She meets the Garden People and learns the pleasures and wonders of gardening through many adventures with them. The illustrations on almost every page make this a pleasurable reading experience for children and parents alike, and a wonderful gift for children.
Category: Gardening

My Garden Book

Author : Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN : 9781466828742
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 82.85 MB
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One of our finest writers on one of her greatest loves. Jamaica Kincaid's first garden in Vermont was a plot in the middle of her front lawn. There, to the consternation of more experienced friends, she planted only seeds of the flowers she liked best. In My Garden (Book) she gathers all she loves about gardening and plants, and examines it generously, passionately, and with sharp, idiosyncratic discrimination. Kincaid's affections are matched in intensity only by her dislikes. She loves spring and summer but cannot bring herself to love winter, for it hides the garden. She adores the rhododendron Jane Grant, and appreciates ordinary Blue Lake string beans, but abhors the Asiatic lily. The sources of her inspiration -- seed catalogues, the gardener Gertrude Jekyll, gardens like Monet's at Giverny -- are subjected to intense scrutiny. She also examines the idea of the garden on Antigua, where she grew up. My Garden (Book) is an intimate, playful, and penetrating book on gardens, the plants that fill them, and the persons who tend them.
Category: Gardening

The Garden Book

Author : White Flower Farm (Litchfield, Conn.)
ISBN : WISC:89031243496
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 85.90 MB
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Category: Gardening

The Garden Book For Young People

Author : Alice Lounsberry
ISBN : 9781429014076
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 42.52 MB
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Alice Lounsberry's 1908 book tells the story of a pair of siblings who together create a garden and what they learn there.
Category: Gardening