The Booksellers At Laurelwood Presents Book Event And Signing Of Mister Owita’S Guide To Gardening Featuring Dick Wall

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The Booksellers At Laurelwood Presents Book Event And Signing Of Mister Owita’S Guide To Gardening Featuring Dick Wall
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Memphis Botanic Garden says
Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart (Berkley Books, $16.00) is the first-person, nonfiction story about Carol Wall’s unlikely friendship with Giles Owita, a Kenyan-born landscape designer who took on the arduous task of rehabilitating Wall’s neglected yard in Roanoke, Virginia. More importantly, though, he tended to Wall’s wounded spirit. Diagnosed with cancer before she met Owita, Wall had begun to lose faith in her religion, humanity, and herself.

The book follows their blossoming friendship; their unusual relationship creating a bond that bridged their disparate backgrounds and taught them both about the wonderful secrets life has in store. Wall received her third cancer diagnosis in 2012, just a few months before the book was published. Wall was too sick to make appearances, and she passed away in December 2014, just nine months after publication. Since Carol’s death, the Wall family, led by her husband Dick, has redoubled their efforts to promote Carol’s work. “It’s not hard to talk about her,” says Dick. “I like to talk about her. I have to talk about her.”

Free and there will be books for sale.

For more information, visit www.TheBooksellersAtLaurelwood.com or call 901-410-5175.
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By: Memphis Botanic Garden

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