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What Book Are You?

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OK, so what’s the speed of dark?

« on: December 17, 2009, 08:52:27 pm »

I seem to have 3 books on the go at the moment, and my 'to be read' pile is growing higher. Some really books coming into work at the moment and I have to grab them quick.

1/ Night Gardening    ..From a review:
                            Had a tough day at work? I advise you to dim the lights, pour yourself a glass of wine, and settle in for a few hours with this brief but memorable love story. Oh, and don't forget the hankies -- you'll need them.Each chapter of the novel opens with a quote from gardening manuals that emphasize the spiritual nature of the avocation. As one notes,

Deep within each of us lies a garden. An intensely personal place. Throughout most of our lives, this garden remains hidden from view save for brief glimpses during moments spent daydreaming or in quiet contemplation. But many of us long to make this imaginative garden real.
Maggie Flaherty Welles has reached her 60th year without revealing her inner garden to anyone. The only child of Irish immigrants, she married Adams Welles, wealthy scion of a Boston Brahmin family, to gain respectability. But by the time he died, their marriage was in name only, destroyed by Adams' alcoholism, obtuseness and inability to tolerate intimacy. Maggie's grown son and daughter now carry on their father's legacy of failure and alcoholism. Maggie has recently suffered a debilitating stroke that paralyzed her left side. She is half-heartedly going through the motions of learning to speak and walk again, convinced that her life is all but over.

Then she notices that her wealthy neighbors have hired a landscape architect to design and supervise the expensive remodeling of their garden. Once an avid gardener, Maggie is intrigued by the activity. Tristan Mallory, the silver-haired, blue-eyed architect, recognizes a kindred soul and returns her interest. Far from being repulsed by her stroke-impaired appearance, Tristan sees Maggie as a person of rare inner beauty. They begin to meet at night to restore Maggie's garden, which has withered from the combination of Maggie's financial and physical limitations.
It's not my usual type of book but is very well written and sometimes it is nice just to relax and enjoy....like I am with it. 

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