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Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim
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This is a gently captivating short portrait of a young English woman and the German garden she resurrects through her own eccentric passion for solitude, nature, and beauty. There are some short comical episodes describing Elizabeth's surrounding society and her friends and odd visitors. The strength this book, however, is the continued return of Elizabeth in mind and body to her garden. She thrives and becomes herself in the simplicity of this garden. I believe it is an impressive writing for a gentlewoman of her time and place (1898), and I can certainly see the roots of its more popular successor, von Armin's The Enchanted April.
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Abby Glad to know that this is a good one! I have "Christopher and Columbus" at home to read at a future date, and I'm looking forward to it. Let me know if you'd every like to swap...


SarahC Should I add it to the Abby wing of the Sarah library or should I just directly send it to the Abby library?


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