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My Favorite Plant

Writers And Gardeners On the Plants They Love
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The passion for gardening and the passion for words come together in this inspired anthology, a collection of essays and poems on topics as diverse as beans and roses, by writers who garden and gardeners who write. Among the contributors are Daniel Hinkley on hellebores; Marina Warner, who remembers the Guinée rose; and Henri Cole, with the poems "Bearded Irises" and "Peonies." Ian Frazier pulls weeds in "Memories of a Press-Gang Gardener," and Michael Pollan defends a gothic cousin of the sunflower in "Consider the Castor Bean"; Ken Druse stalks the sexy jack-in-the-pulpit, and Elaine Scarry contemplates steep slopes of columbine. Most of the pieces are new, but Colette, Katharine S. White, William Carlos Williams, and several other old favorites also make appearances. Jamaica Kincaid, the much admired writer and a passionate gardener herself, has assembled this diverse crew and provides a spirited introduction. A wonderful gift for green thumbs, My Favorite Plant is a happy collection of fresh takes on old friends.

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Hardback Editions

November 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: My Favorite Plant: Writers and Gardeners on the Plants They Love
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-374-28193-9 / 978-0-374-28193-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

September 1999 : UK Paperback

Title: My Favourite Plant
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-09-928942-3 / 978-0-09-928942-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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