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About meMoved into our new "retirement" home on 10 acres in rural Metro-Atlanta the first day of Fall 2014. I don't recognize a single plant. HELP! I need recs for veggie and landscape gardening books apropos my strange and beautiful surroundings. Please post your suggestions on my comment wall. Thank you!

I had lived at the edge of the Everglades for 30 years. I've seen and survived major hurricanes; the South Florida drug wars; python invasions, escaped bulls, pigs, and peacocks on my property; and floods. Yep, it's a dull existence.

I've been a professional, raised a family, made great friends, and acquired books. I love traveling -- the trip of my life was four months "with" myself (as opposed to "by" myself) in Europe, spending a month in each of these countries: Greece, Italy, France, Great Britain, informally following the spread of Western Civilization from its birthplace.

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Favorite Current Reads: Not all the books I'm currently reading appear here, only the ones I'm enjoying above the others.
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About my libraryEclectic but nearly all in English. Tree and "e-" volumes. Current and antiquarian. No scrolls. Main reading interests are literary fiction, classics, historical fiction, international fiction, and modern physics and "new" sciences (not pseudo-sciences).

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Most Influential Books in My Library: These will change from time-to-time as I re-think and refresh.
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Favorite authorsSara Alexi, Jane Austen, John Banville, Alessandro Baricco, Julian Barnes, Anita Brookner, John le Carré, Eleanor Catton, Michael Chabon, Da Chen, Colette, Charles Dickens, Ivan Doig, Dorothy Dunnett, Umberto Eco, Louise Erdrich, Fannie Flagg, Richard Ford, John Galsworthy, Victoria Glendinning, Robert Goolrick, Kent Haruf, Robert Hicks, Douglas R. Hofstadter, Kazuo Ishiguro, Henry James, Sébastien Japrisot, Ha Jin, A. L. Kennedy, Barbara Kingsolver, Thomas Mann, Gabriel García Márquez, Larry McMurtry, Clare Morrall, Toni Morrison, Irène Némirovsky, Patrick O'Brian, Michael Ondaatje, Charles Palliser, Katherine Anne Porter, Anthony Powell, Annie Proulx, Lisa Randall, Salman Rushdie, Richard Russo, Anya Seton, Dai Sijie, Dava Sobel, Wallace Stegner, John Steinbeck, Neal Stephenson, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara W. Tuchman, Anne Tyler, Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Shared favorites)

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Currently readingThe Quincunx by Charles Palliser
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