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Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow

Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow By Tara Austen Weaver
2015 | 272 Pages | ISBN: 0345548078 | EPUB + MOBI | 3 MB + 4 MB

For fans of Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving memoir of rediscovering, reinventing, and reconnecting, as an estranged mother and daughter come together to revive a long-abandoned garden and ultimately their relationship and themselves.

Peeling paint, stained floors, vined-over ShiChuang, a neglected and wild garden Tara Austen Weaver can t get the Seattle real estate listing out of her head. Any sane person would have seen the abandoned property for what it was: a ramshackle half-acre filled with dead grass, blackberry vines, and trouble. But Tara sees potential and promise not only for the edible bounty the garden could yield for her family, but for the personal renewal she and her mother might reap along the way.

So begins Orchard House, a story of rehabilitation and cultivation of land and soul. Through bleak winters, springs that sputter with rain and cold, golden days of summer, and autumns full of apples, pears, and pumpkins, this evocative memoir recounts the Weavers trials and triumphs, detailing what grew and what didn t, the obstacles overcome and the lessons learned. Inexorably, as mother and daughter tend this wild patch and the fruits of their labor begin to flourish, green shoots of hope emerge from the darkness of their past.

For everyone who has ever planted something that they wished would survive or tried to mend something that seemed forever broken Orchard House is a tale of healing and growth set in a most unlikely place.

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Tags: Orchard, Neglected, Garden, Taught, Family

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