DRUMROLL, PLEASE: It’s time to give you a sneak peek at “The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life” (due January 15, 2013).
If I’ve ever produced something that embodies my mantra of “horticultural how-to and woo-woo”—a blend of philosophical and practical, or spiritual and scientific—this is it.
Part memoir, part handbook. Curious? Watch the video and read a free sample chapter now. It’s all on this page.
I just pre-ordered your new book. It will be something to look forward to after the holidays.
Pre-ordered months ago. Can’t wait.
So glad another book is coming out. I pre-ordered today. I started reading “and I shall have some peace there” a few weeks ago. I love it — your thoughts on everything from fleeing the golden handcuffs of the corporate world to the challenges and peace one finds in a garden. I relate to so much to all I read there (frogs included!). Now, I have something else to look forward to. Your blog will have to sustain me until then (and it will do so in a most pleasant way).
Thank you, Jackie; so nice of you to say hello and send good wishes. See you soon again, I hope. (And what would life be without frogs?) :)
Hi, Michelle. I will have a pdf of the excerpt soon for those of you not on Facebook, promise. I will email you then!
Here’s a copy and paste from my G+ share:
When I think of Margaret Roach and her garden, I smile—I am so glad both exist. I agree wholeheartedly with this review of her new book: ‘IN MATTERS OF both earth and heart, Margaret Roach is fearless. She digs deep. What she finds, and what she offers in this lyrical memoir of a gardening year, is hard-won wisdom laced with humor, hands-on how-to delivered with a poet’s touch, experience embraced with fervor, humility, and grace.” (Katrina Kenison, author of Magical Journey and The Gift of an Ordinary Day )
If you have an avid gardener in your life, think of this book as a possible gift.
https://awaytogarden.com/the-backyard-parables-by-margaret-roach-due-out-january-15-2013 (if you have a fb acct, you will be able to read an excerpt.)
Unfortunately I closed my fb acct, but I will pre-order soon anyway. Pass the word, folks!
Looking forward to reading your new book.
Congratulations! I love the spiritual component and your choice of pictures for the cover. Going to order now!
Thanks, Nadia. And I took the cover photo in my backyard (proud moment!). :) See you soon again.
ordered the book…Good Job!!
Happy to have preordered your new book to be delivered all the way to Sweden. I live in Stockholm but my garden is in the north of Sweden. Lots of snow there already. My garden is a rather wild and rustic thing, a couple of weeks ago a lynx walked by only meters from my kitchen window, not a common sight even in that area. Your blog really help me when feeling frustrated about living in the city, and I´m wery thankful to you for that.
Well, Ulrika, what a very nice message! Thank you. I am envious about the snow — am hoping we, too, will have a proper winter this year. And a lynx! Oh, my. We have the species here that we refer to as “bobcat” (technically Lynx rufus) but you rarely seem them; occasionally around dusk along the edge of the road. They are reclusive — so it’s such a thrill to come upon one! See you soon again, I hope.