The Garden Book

Author : Brian Castro
ISBN : 188503007X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 51.79 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

My Garden Book

Author : Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN : 9781466828742
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 71.15 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
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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

National Garden Book

Author : Sunset Books
ISBN : 0376038608
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 75.39 MB
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Lists over 6,000 plants and gives climate zones, planting and care hints, and advice on garden landscaping
Category: Gardening

The Garden Book

Author : John Brookes
ISBN : 0517589486
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 66.18 MB
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Describes different types of gardens, shows how to incorporate walls, paths, water, pergolas, and outdoor furniture into a garden design, and offers advice on plant care
Category: Gardening

The Garden Book

Author : MURDOCH BOOKS
ISBN : 1740458575
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 78.3 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
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The Garden Book is a handy, ready-reference book f
Category: Gardening

The Secret Garden

Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett
ISBN : 9781632090751
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 37.10 MB
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is the story of a spoiled young orphan girl who travels from India across the ocean to England to live in the mansion of a distant relative. As the young girl acclimates to her new life, she discovers a new world full of mystery, adventure, and kindness.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Essential Garden Book

Author : Terence Conran
ISBN : 1850299196
Genre : Gardens
File Size : 89.1 MB
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Drawing on the philosophies and experiences of both authors, this book offers a contemporary, innovative approach to garden design. Photographs and artworks help explain how to survey, plan, plant and maintain a garden, with key horticultural techniques explained. It is also a sourcebook of plants, garden furniture, lighting and ornaments, building materials and finishes including supplier addresses.
Category: Gardens

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

Author : John Berendt
ISBN : 9780307538376
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 67.87 MB
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Read John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in Large Print. * All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typeface Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city is certain to become a modern classic. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: True Crime