A new read? Yes please!
Even those not into gardening will enjoy Abbi Waxman’s The Garden of Small Beginnings. After her husband is killed in a car accident, Lili is just managing life as a single mom and successful illustrator. Then she’s asked to illustrate a vegetable encyclopedia and agrees to attend a gardening class where she learns what it takes to nurture plants – and friendships. As the lessons progress, Lili starts to see the fragile green shoots of her life begin to bloom… A story that’s warm, funny and uplifting by turns, the book also has info pages tucked between the chapters. These contain serious gardening tips on subjects like preparing your garden, essential equipment, dealing with insects, companion planting and how to grow various vegetables. Bonus! We loved this quirky story. Sphere, R302