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Confessions of a Vegetable Lover

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A garden can become an obsession. Like a great romance, it contains elements of both inevitability and insurmountable odds. Like a great love, it is both comfortably familiar and always surprising. In this slim volume of tell-all confessions, the author reveals how she lost the heart of her favorite eggplant, how she took advantage of her radishes’ loyalty and affection, ...more
Paperback, 84 pages
Published April 14th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published May 29th 2012)
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Nomad
Sep 05, 2012 Nomad rated it it was amazing
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This was one of the best garden writing books that I've ever read! It has a conversational and passionate feel to it. S.M.R. Saia is a gardener who is in love with what she does, in love with getting her hands into her soil and feeding her family with her harvest.

The first part of the book is entitled 'The Confessions' and they are GREAT! Laugh out loud, passionate missives and love letters about her garden and the vegetables that live there. She talks about new residents in her yard as though t
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Jul 17, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing
I won this book in the Goodreads Giveaway! I didn't even realize until it showed up in the post office, shiny and new. I drooled over the picture of the carrots a bit before cracking open its virgin spine.
There are some people out there that have a certain charm and can keep you laughing for hours. Saia's personality comes through in her writing and her book is a joy to read. She has some great ideas that I've never heard, and some of her hardships (think Ichiban) are almost parallel to mine.
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I had to laugh when I read the blurb. It sounds like me and my garden. I can't wait to read this.
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S.M.R. Saia lives, works, writes and gardens in Southern Maryland. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Maryland, and her M.A.L.A. from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland.
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