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Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs by Heather Lende
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May 19, 2011

it was amazing
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Read from April 25 to May 19, 2011

I very much enjoyed this book, and I look forward to reading the author's previous memoirs. Much of the writing reminded me of the short-lived TV show Men In Trees, which my mother and sister obsessed over, but I could also very much relate to- and find interesting- the discussions of sustainability, living off the land, how life in remote Alaska differs from life elsewhere with regard to convenience.

I also appreciated Heather Lende's musings on life, death, illness and injury. Anyone who has lost a loved one or witnessed someone else battling to wrap their head around such a loss can definitely relate and appreciate.

This book is a great combination of wit, wisdom, hypotheses, time-honored quotations and personal experience. I know several people I intend to pass it on to or purchase it for.

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