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My wild garden : notes from a writer's eden / Meir Shalev ; Translated from the Hebrew by Joanna Chen ; Illustrations by Refaella Shir.

Shalev, Meir (author). Chen, Joanne (translator). Shir, Refaella (illustrator).
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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 892.486 SHA (Text) 37521530976069 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Checked out 07/01/2020
Switzerland Co PL - Vevay 892.48 SHAL (Text) 33710721833395 Adult Non-Fiction In process -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse 892.4 SHA (Text) 50577011175763 Adult New Books Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780805243512 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0805243518 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: viii, 279 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First American Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Schoken Books, a division of Penguin Random House, [2020]
  • Manufacturer: China : C&C Offset.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in paperback in Israel as "Ginat Bar" in 2017.
Summary, etc.:
A joyful round of the seasons in the garden of the best-selling novelist, memoirist, and champion putterer with a wheelbarrow. On the perimeter of Israel's Jezreel Valley, with the Carmel Mountains rising up to the west, Meir Shalev has a large garden, "neither neatly organized nor well-kept," as he cheerfully explains. Often covered in mud and scrapes, Shalev cultivates both nomadic plants and "house dwellers," using his own quirky techniques. He extolls the virtues of the lemon tree; rescues a precious variety of purple snapdragon from the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway; does battle with a saboteur mole rat. He even gives us his superior private recipe for curing olives. The book will attract gardeners and literary readers alike, with its appreciation for the joy of living, quite literally, on earth, and for our borrowed time on a particular patch of it--enhanced, the author continually reminds us, by our honest, respectful dealings with all manner of beings who inhabit it with us.
Target Audience Note:
General Adult. (Baker & Taylor)
Subject: Seasons in literature.
Gardening > Israel.
Philosophy of nature.
GARDENING / Essays & Narratives.
HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living.
TRAVEL / Middle East / Israel.

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