Countless garden books tell us what, when, where and how to plant.
Few explore the reasons why gardening becomes central to so many people's lives.
In Garden Voices, Carolyn Rapp explores the relationships of women with their gardens, revealing sources of joy that go far beyond the pleasure of harvesting flowers, herbs or vegetables.
As the 12 women tell their stories, readers will share the heartache and triumph set within plots of lovingly cultivated land.
Everyone who reads Garden Voices will hear a whisper of themselves in the words of these creative, courageous, wise women.
This is not just a book for people who love gardens; it's for people who love stories.
Carolyn Rapp is a writer, storyteller, and mother of three grown children.
She lives with her husband in McLean, Virginia.
When not at her computer or on stage, she can usually be found digging, dividing, and devising new but largely unsuccessful ways to prevent munching deer from crashing her garden party.