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May 24, 2022 | ISBN 9780593321300

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“An extraordinary sensitivity to the experience of the garden–be it through vision, touch, or scent–lends unity to Garden Stories. This little hardback will suit anybody who likes to get their hands dirty, as well as those who prefer to admire the blooms from a distance.”  –TImes Literary Supplement (London)

Table Of Contents

Avid Gardeners
Jamaica Kincaid, “The Garden I Have in Mind” 
Elizabeth von Arnim, from Elizabeth and Her German Garden
Doris Lessing, “Flavours of Exile”
Henry David Thoreau, from Walden
L. P. Hartley, “Up the Garden Path”   
William Maxwell, “The French Scarecrow”

Garden Pleasures and Sorrows  
Colette, “Bygone Spring”
Virginia Woolf, “Kew Gardens”
Katherine Mansfield, “The Garden-Party”
D. H. Lawrence, “The Shadow in the Rose Garden”
Willa Cather, from My Antonia
Jane Gardam, “Blue Poppies”

Wild Gardens
Frances Hodgson Burnett, from The Secret Garden   
Sandra Cisneros, “The Monkey Garden”
Daphne du Maurier, from Rebecca
Jean Stafford, “The Lippia Lawn”
Meir Shalev, “A Night in the Garden”
Humor in the Garden
Saki, “The Occasional Garden”
W. W. Jacobs, “A Garden Plot”
O. Henry, “Roses, Ruses and Romance”
Joan Aiken, “The Serial Garden”
John Collier, “Green Thoughts”
Gardens of the Imagination
Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Rappaccini’s Daughter”
Italo Calvino, “The Enchanted Garden” 
J. G. Ballard, “The Garden of Time”
Matsuda Aoko, “Planting”

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