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My Garden

(1999)
A non fiction book by

 
 
One of our finest writers on one of her greatest loves. Jamaica Kincaid's first garden in Vermont was a plot in the middle of her front lawn. There, to the consternation of more experienced friends, she planted only seeds of the flowers she liked best. In My Garden (Book): she gathers all she loves about gardening and plants, and examines it generously, passionately, and with sharp, idiosyncratic discrimination. Kincaid's affections are matched in intensity only by her dislikes. She loves spring and summer but cannot bring herself to love winter, for it hides the garden. She adores the rhododron Jane Grant, and appreciates ordinary Blue Lake string beans, but abhors the Asiatic lily. The sources of her inspiration -- seed catalogues, the gardener Gertrude Jekyll, gardens like Monet's at Giverny -- are subjected to intense scrutiny. She also examines the idea of the garden on Antigua, where she grew up. My Garden (Book): is an intimate, playful, and penetrating book on gardens, the plants that fill them, and the persons who tend them.



Used availability for Jamaica Kincaid's My Garden

Hardback Editions

November 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Garden Book
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-374-28186-6 / 978-0-374-28186-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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Paperback Editions

May 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Garden (Book)
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-374-52776-8 / 978-0-374-52776-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Garden
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-09-928425-1 / 978-0-09-928425-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2001 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: My Garden (Book)
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA