Margaret Roach, author of And I Shall Have Some Peace There, has been harvesting thirty years of backyard parables – deceptively simple, instructive stories from a life spent digging ever deeper – and has distilled them in a memoir, The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life, which also includes her best tips for garden making.
Margaret Roach has returned to her garden, insisting as ever that we must garden with both our head and heart or, as she expresses it, with “horticultural how-to and woo-woo.” Roach has a fundamental understanding of nature, philosophy, and life, and in The Backyard Parables, she explores the ways that gardening saved her and meditates on the science and spirituality of nature, reminding her readers and herself to keep on digging.
Katrina Kenison is the author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day and Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry and, with Rolf Gates, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga. Her writing has appeared in O: the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Family Circle, Redbook, Woman’s Day, Health, and other publications. From 1990 until 2006, Kenison was the series editor of The Best American Short Stories, published annually by Houghton Mifflin. She co-edited, with John Updike, The Best American Short Stories of the Century. A certified Reiki master and Kripalu yoga teacher, Katrina lives with her family in rural New Hampshire.
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