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Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
<div> <b>"In this profoundly moving memoir, Owita teaches Wall how to find grace amid heartbreak and to accept that beauty exists because it is fleeting</b><b></b><b>as in her garden, as in life." </b><b><i>People</i>, 4 stars</b><br> <br> <b>"A perfect spring awakening." </b><b></b><b><i>Good Housekeeping</i><br> <br> A true story of a unique friendship between two people who had nothingand ultimately everythingin common.</b></div><div> <br> 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.<br> </div><div> 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.</div><div> </div>