There Is A Season

There Is A Season

A Memoir

Book - 2005 | Trade paperback edition.
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"Believed by many to be one of the finest poets of his generation, Patrick Lane is also a passionate gardener. He lives on Vancouver Island, a place of uncommon beauty, where the climate is mild, the air is soft, and the growing season lasts nearly all year long. Lane has gardened for as long as he can remember, and sees his garden’s life as intertwined with his own. And when he gave up drinking, after years of addiction, he found solace and healing in tending to his yard. In this exquisitely written memoir, he relates stories of his hard early life in the context of the landscape he’s created. As he observes the seasonal changes, a plant or a bird or the way a tree bends in the wind brings to mind an episode from his storied past. Lane writes evocative descriptions of the animals, birds, insects, and plants that are his garden, and of the relationship he has to them all. Accompany Lane as he wanders his garden, where botanical “madeleines” release in him a flood of memory."--
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2005.
Edition: Trade paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780771046346
Branch Call Number: 921 LANE
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: What the stones remember


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Aug 11, 2019

A beautifully written memoir. After battling alcoholism for 45 years he arrives freshly out of rehab. into his garden on Vancouver island. He reviews his life using seasons in his garden as stepping stones to his past.

Jan 20, 2013

I'm not into memoirs but this one really got my attention. I've read it a number of times and like it more with each reading.

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