The  Garden of Small Beginnings

The Garden of Small Beginnings


&;A quirky, funny, and deeply thoughtful book&;* that&;s &;filled with characters you&;ll love and wish you lived next door to in real life&;** from the author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill.  Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years&;ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she&;s just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. The only problem is she&;s becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed.   At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks&;like actually being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there&;s that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently, being the chosen illustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means getting your hands dirty, literally. Wallowing around in compost on a Saturday morning can&;t be much worse than wallowing around in pajamas and self-pity.   After recruiting her kids and insanely supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles botanical garden feeling out of her element. But what she&;ll soon discover&;with the help of a patient instructor and a quirky group of gardeners&;is that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you want it to or not...READERS GUIDE INCLUDED*HelloGiggles**Bustle

Book Details


Penguin USA


May 02, 2017





Age Level

General Adult