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"A deft fusion of storybook early reader and beginning botany book...a child's view of gardening with an adult who cares about growing and them," Award-winning McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey. "We all spend a lifetime searching for our “second leaves”. What better place than in a garden?"...

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“A must-read for the contemplative gardener. . .” – Suffolk Times, 2006 — “Richly drawn characters who continue to be haunted by ultimate questions of mortality and spirituality… pure wisdom.” 5-Stars, Amazon.com — “. . . one of my top ten best reads. The characters are beautiful. I loved this book. It garnered positive reviews from our book club.” Barnes & Noble, 5-Star Review — “From the very first paragraph until the very last, I was hooked.” 5-Star Review, Amazon.com …

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A deft fusion of storybook,  early reader and beginning botany book, SECOND LEAVES: GROWING YOUNG GARDENERS is a child’s view of gardening with an adult who cares about growing and them.  We all spend a lifetime searching for our “second leaves”. What better place than in a garden?

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“A deft fusion of storybook early reader and beginning botany book…a child’s view of gardening with an adult who cares about growing and them,” Award-winning McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey. “We all spend a lifetime searching for our “second leaves”. What better place than in a garden?” The arduous six months of edits and proofs on the way to publication was worth it, says author Agria. SECOND LEAVES: GROWING YOUNG GARDENERS also has garnered rave reviews from horticulturists and teachers. …

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—Author Mary Agria will kick off her Midwest summer tour 2012 with events celebrating the anniversary of the Mosquito Hill Butterfly House in Wisconsin and an Author Chat at the Petoskey Public Library in Michigan in June. The tour will feature the release of her new children’s book, SECOND LEAVES, set for spring 2012. The book is illustrated with work by the author’s husband John, a professional photographer. Book and garden clubs or other venues that would like to book …

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New TIME IN A GARDEN blog

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—BLOG WITH ME: Come fall, the author is moving—from New York to Tempe, Az—and so will her blog. For the past year a favorite on North Fork Patch, her TIME IN A GARDEN blog celebrated the beauty of eastern Long Island. Starting in fall, the blog will cross the time and growing zones, with near-daily updates on all things garden and gardening from coast-to-coast. Stay tuned for the LINK that lets you join the journey.

 

GARDEN OF EVE —

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Garden writer Eve Brennerman is starting over when she finds a car stranded in the parking lot of the nursery she has inherited. Fate? Coincidence? Against all odds in Michigan’s wintery February, her garden has begun to grow.

 

TIME in a Garden

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— Gardening tips abound in this best-selling novel about a crew of senior citizens gardening together to beautify their struggling rural community. Adam and Eve in the garden.

 

Community of Scholars

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— Accusations of sexual harassment lead to intrigue, violence and murder on a quiet campus in Pennsylvania, challenging Professor A. J. Ferinelli to rethink his assumptions about academic life.

 

In Transit

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— This is not how RV-er Lib Aventura thought her retirement dream would turn out.Widowed only three years after she and her husband sell their home and go full-time RV-ing, Lib refuses to live vicariously through her adult children and musters the courage to return to the UP to reclaim her abandoned motorhome. Her journey is only beginning.

 

VOX HUMANA: The Human Voice

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Job counselor and amateur weaver and organist, Char Howard makes a career of helping others “find their voice”. Force-retired at 59, she is spiritually and emotionally adrift as she returns to her hometown of Hope in western Pennsylvania. Her life-changing journey is only beginning. VOX HUMANA celebrates the transforming power of friendship, family, community and shared human work—a powerful song of hope for those facing watershed moments in their lives, for the generations struggling to reconnect and for anyone confronting …

 

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