twitter make the most of Lovereading
Search our site
The Course of History Ten Meals That Changed the World by Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh Read the opening extract of the brand new Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh book before its publication on 24/10/2017

The Garden of Reading by Michele B. Slung
  

The Garden of Reading

RRP £8.99

Synopsis

The Garden of Reading by Michele B. Slung

With selections grown from the fertile imaginations of the twentieth century's most remarkable authors, editor and writer Michele Slung has assembled an evocative anthology of short stories about gardens and all that grow in them. The gardeners here are young and old, male and female, and the gardens themselves are a delightful mix of the formal and the wild. The twenty-four stories told in The Garden of Reading comprise a diverse and unexpected collection, but one that stays true to its theme. Included are Colette's sensuous 'Grape Harvest,' David Guterson's poignant 'The Flower Garden,' J.G. Ballard's otherworldy 'The Garden of Time,' and Stephen King's sinister 'The Lawnmower Man' - as well as classics from Saki and Robert Graves. If you've ever nurtured a flower, a tomato plant, or a gleam of imagination, then there's something in The Garden of Reading that is sure to delight.

Reviews

'Where else but in a garden could one find a tender rose flourishing next to a tough cactus, a rustic arbour framing a delicate vine? Slung acknowledges such satisfying serendipity in her equally enchanting anthology of garden-related short fiction, a lush compilation of stories that celebrates the garden's role in inspiring love, fuelling desire, soothing pain, and assuaging grief. Slung winsomely celebrates the creative muses of gardeners and writers alike'
The Booklist, Carol Haggas

About the Author

Michele Slung is an editor and reviewer whose books include Momilies: As My Mother Used to Say and the anthologies Crime on Her Mind: Fifteen Stories of Female Sleuths from the Victorian Era to the Forties, Murder & Other Acts of Literature, and Slow Hand: Women Writing Erotica. She divides her time between New York City and Woodstock, New York.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2012

Author

Michele B. Slung

More books by Michele B. Slung
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd an imprint of Duckworth Overlook

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Short stories

ISBN

9780715641576

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Lovereading always comes up with great suggestions and has introduced me to enjoyable books and new authors to discover.

Gaynor Passmore

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools