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In the Garden

In 2006, one of my reading goals was to read one book per month with a garden theme or motif.

January Burnett, Frances Hodgson The Secret Garden [Illustrated by Graham Rust.] 0879236493
February Bassani, Giorgio The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini) [Trans. by William Weaver.] 1567310990
March Berendt, John Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 0679429220
April Byatt, A.S. The Virgin in the Garden 0679738290
May Oates, Joyce Carol A Garden of Earthly Delights 0812968344
June Lesser, Wendy The Pagoda in the Garden [recommended by sfp] 159051176X
July Cather, Willa The Troll Garden   [Cather's first book of stories, from 1905; afterword by Katherine Anne Porter.] 0452250498
August Moody, Rick Garden State: A Novel 0316557633
September Wolff, Tobias In the Garden of the North American Martyrs : stories 0912946822
October Brennan, Maeve The Rose Garden: Short Stories [long-time (1949-1981!) New Yorker writer] 1582430500
November Shields, Carol The Box Garden 0140251367
December Slung, Michelle (ed.) The Garden Of Reading [story anthology] 1585675083

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy:
They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
- Marcel Proust