Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Tuesday Titles 151..

Garden of Small Beginnings ]
The Garden of Small Beginnings: Abbi Waxman
A light and heartwarming book to share this week, which is the kind of thing I always seem to turn to when the weather is rotten. (It's currently trying hard to snow outside of my window, making me a little more anxious than usual about tonight's travel plans). 

Our protagonist Lili, has spent the past three years getting back on her feet after the death of her husband. She's an illustrator and when her company receive a job to illustrate a gardening book, her boss thinks it would be a good idea for Lili to go to gardening classes. Enthusiasm levels for this aren't high between Lili and her two daughters.

Nevertheless, the family begin to go to the class and start to make plans for the produce they'd like to grow, along with the mixture of other characters in the group. The writing style is witty and interesting, without sacrificing ant detail or storyline for laughs.

Waxman writes the type of characters you wish you knew in real life; endearing and yet entirely relatable in their foibles. The whole book reads easily, and is perfect for an afternoon escape to the sunny Los Angeles weather. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh this sounds right up my street! I'll have to look out for it in the charity shops! I've been amazed by the snow this week. Our new house has farmland behind it so we are seeing the elements more and we are closer to the sea too! I walked to school in a blizzard on Monday!