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The Garden of Small Beginnings

Cover: 'The Garden of Small Beginnings'

Staff Review: "The Garden of Small Beginnings" by Abbi Waxman

★★★★

Single mother for three years after her husband died tragically in front of their home, Lillian is just starting to get used to her new life as a widow. Soon her unimaginative but manageable routine is thrown for a loop when she's enrolled in a gardening class for work, to help her with her illustrations. Each week she's forced a little further down her road of healing through the interactions she has in gardening class, and her life starts to open up. While I normally would not pick up a book like this, I was intrigued, and once I started, I just couldn't stop reading. I was expecting a depressing novel about loss, but instead got a very compassionate but surprisingly hilarious novel about a woman's healing process. It's a surprisingly uplifting and hilarious read!

Audience: adults | Genre: fiction

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