There Is A Season: A Memoir

by Patrick Lane | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 9780771046346 Global Overview for this book
Registered by loveamystery of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on 1/29/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Friday, January 29, 2010

Amazon Editorial Review:
Believed by many to be one of the finest poets of his generation, Patrick Lane is also a passionate gardener. He lives on Vancouver Island, a place of uncommon beauty, where the climate is mild, the air is soft, and the growing season lasts nearly all year long.

Lane has gardened for as long as he can remember, and sees his garden’s life as intertwined with his own. And when he gave up drinking, after years of addiction, he found solace and healing in tending to his yard. In this exquisitely written memoir, he relates stories of his hard early life in the context of the landscape he’s created. As he observes the seasonal changes, a plant or a bird or the way a tree bends in the wind brings to mind an episode from his storied past.

Lane writes evocative descriptions of the animals, birds, insects, and plants that are his garden, and of the relationship he has to them all. Accompany Lane as he wanders his garden, where botanical “madeleines” release in him a flood of memory.

I actually liked this book, even though I am not a gardener. I saw his garden as his place of healing after so much trauma in his early years and after his forty-five years of alcoholism. This was written in his early months of sobriety and after six months in a treatment centre.

Released 11 yrs ago (2/23/2010 UTC) at Waves Coffee - Columbia St in New Westminster, British Columbia Canada



Will release at bookcrossing meet-up tonight.

Journal Entry 3 by Strude at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Have just started reading this. The writing is wonderful so far

Journal Entry 4 by Strude at Rhizome Cafe in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (10/13/2010 UTC) at Rhizome Cafe in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada


Taking this to Meetup. Why not join us for coffee and more. We'll be here till 8:30 probably. Books not taken will be left by the front door.

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