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Dear Mr. Jefferson: Letters from a Nantucket Gardener

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"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culure of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."

--Thomas Jefferson

An 18th-century statesman, a thoroughly modern gardener, a slightly one-sided correspondence on seeds, soil and the art of living...

For years, novelist Laura Simon had been building a garden around her Nantucket home, nurturing onions from wispy, pungent seedlings, spreading manure in early spring, harvesting in fall.  And with the passage of time, she longed for a correspondent with whom to exchange reflections on seeds and soil, to share her stories and her passion for gardening.  Unable to find such a person, Ms. Simon turned to the works of the eighteenth-century statesman and avid horticulturist Thomas Jefferson.  Thus began an only slightly one-sided correspondence between Ms. Simon and the Monticello gardener himself.  Interweaving her own observations about past and present with selected passages from Jefferson's writings, Simon has crafted a true epistolary adventure, filled with history and humor, a literate guide to gardening--and living a well-cultivated life.

About the Author

Laura Simon has been living, gardening, and writing on Nantucket, year round, since 1973.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385333399
Subtitle:
Letters from a Nantucket Gardener
Author:
Simon, Laura
Publisher:
Delta
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United states
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990413
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.43x4.94x.61 in. .34 lbs.

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