There Is A Season

There Is A Season

A Memoir in A Garden

Book - 2004
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Believed by many to be one of the finest poets of his generation, Patrick Lane is also a passionate gardener. He lives on Vancouver Island, a place of uncommon beauty, where the climate is mild, the air is soft, and the growing season lasts nearly all year long. Lane has gardened for as long as he can remember, and sees his garden's life as intertwined with his own. And when he gave up drinking, after years of addiction, he found solace and healing in tending to his yard. In this exquisitely written memoir, he relates stories of his hard early life in the context of the landscape he's created. As he observes the seasonal changes, a plant or a bird or the way a tree bends in the wind brings to mind an episode from his storied past. Lane writes evocative descriptions of the animals, birds, insects, and plants that are his garden, and of the relationship he has to them all. Accompany Lane as he wanders his garden, where botanical "madeleines" release in him a flood of memory.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : McClelland and Stewart, c2004
ISBN: 9780771046339
0771046332
9780771046346
0771046340
Branch Call Number: 821 LAN
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 24 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 05, 2015

Stunningly beautiful and brutally honest, this is a wise and moving account of how the author found solace and healing in tending his beloved garden when he gave up drinking after years of addiction.


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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 05, 2015

Stunningly beautiful and brutally honest, this is a wise and moving account of how the author found solace and healing in tending his beloved garden when he gave up drinking after years of addiction.

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