The Garden of Small Beginnings

The Garden of Small Beginnings

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017
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As seen in Elle.com, The Washington Post , Woman's World , Flavorwire, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Brit & Co, and more! "A quirky, funny, and deeply thoughtful book...We're already dying to know if there will be a sequel."—Hello Giggles "Filled with characters you'll love and wish you lived next door to in real life."—Bustle "So witty, amusing, and perceptive that I can't decide if I liked the writing, the characters, or the story better. They're all so well done."— Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Waxman's voice is witty, emotional and often profound."—InStyle.com (UK) This summer, grab life by the roots. Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years—ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she's just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. The only problem is she's becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed. At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks—like actually being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there's that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently, being the chosen illustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means getting your hands dirty, literally. Wallowing around in compost on a Saturday morning can't be much worse than wallowing around in pajamas and self-pity. After recruiting her kids and insanely supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles botanical garden feeling out of her element. But what she'll soon discover—with the help of a patient instructor and a quirky group of gardeners—is that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you want it to or not... READERS GUIDE INCLUDED
Publisher: [S.I.] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.
Branch Call Number: eAUDIO OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: Rankin, Emily
Overdrive Inc

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When a young widow is required to take a gardening course for her work, she becomes close with her new gardening circle including the handsome instructor. Although this book is about dealing with grief, I spent the majority of the book laughing in my car. It is that funny. Suggested by Michelle C.


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