Annie's garden journal: reflections on roses, weeds, men, and life

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Carol Pub. Group, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 219 pages
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In this quirky, funny, and moving book, Annie, a wannabe Master Gardener, travels back and forth with us between her present backyard in California and her past growing up in New York City. In a journal chronicling the burgeoning of a garden, we see Annie transform herself from a sometimes angry, confused young woman into an empowered, if unconventional, bride ready to take on the future. When her longtime companion proposes marriage, a fear of commitment arises, and childhood memories of her parents' bitter divorce come streaming in. Along with some wonderful and some turbulent memories, she is forced to face the demons of her past and present: a difficult childhood with parents from oppressive backgrounds and the alliance she and her three sisters formed to protect themselves from parental conflict; a drawn-out, internal struggle with the idea of marriage; the frustration of trying to turn an unruly yard into her dream garden; and a new, closer relationship with her father upon his retirement.

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Review: Annie's Garden Journal: Reflections on Roses, Weeds, Men, and Life

User Review  - Cheryl S. - Goodreads

Reminded me a little of "Eat, Pray, Love"--lots of whining and tears, but eventually she finds herself. Not much gardening info. Read full review

Review: Annie's Garden Journal: Reflections on Roses, Weeds, Men, and Life

User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

This book is a gardening journal for a year. It is also a look back at the author's primary family as she prepares to marry. It's set in Marin, so there is local color. Just an enjoyable read. Read full review

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