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The garden of small beginnings

Waxman, Abbi, author.,
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First edition.

Not since Good Grief has a book about a young widow been so poignant, funny, original, and utterly believable. A compelling debut novel about loss. Give grief a chance. 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.

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at OWWL.

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Arcade Free Library FIC WAXMA (Text)
Adult Fiction
52112300413416
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Bloomfield Public Library FIC Waxman PB (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300149891
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Naples Library FIC WAX (Text)
Adult Fiction
52124300324907
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Ontario Public Library FIC WAX (Text)
Adult Fiction
52126300704483
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Palmyra Community Library WAX PB (Text)
Adult Fiction
52127300348347
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