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Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening

How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart

by Carol Wall

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"In this profoundly moving memoir, Owita teaches Wall how to find grace amid heartbreak and to accept that beauty exists because it is fleetingas in her garden, as in life." People, 4 stars

"A perfect spring awakening." Good Housekeeping

A true story of a unique friendship between two people who had nothing—and ultimately everything—in common.


Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, was at a crossroads in her life. Her children were grown; she had successfully overcome illness; her beloved parents were getting older. One day she notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor's yard. His name is Giles Owita. He bags groceries at the supermarket. He comes from Kenya. And he's very good at gardening.

Before long Giles is transforming not only Carol's yard, but her life. Though they are seemingly quite different, a caring bond grows between them. But they both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.


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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

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  • Release date: March 4, 2014

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  • ISBN: 9780698150980
  • Release date: March 4, 2014

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  • ISBN: 9780698150980
  • File size: 1293 KB
  • Release date: March 4, 2014


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"In this profoundly moving memoir, Owita teaches Wall how to find grace amid heartbreak and to accept that beauty exists because it is fleetingas in her garden, as in life." People, 4 stars

"A perfect spring awakening." Good Housekeeping

A true story of a unique friendship between two people who had nothing—and ultimately everything—in common.


Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, was at a crossroads in her life. Her children were grown; she had successfully overcome illness; her beloved parents were getting older. One day she notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor's yard. His name is Giles Owita. He bags groceries at the supermarket. He comes from Kenya. And he's very good at gardening.

Before long Giles is transforming not only Carol's yard, but her life. Though they are seemingly quite different, a caring bond grows between them. But they both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.


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