Out on 08 August 2024

My Garden (Book)

Jamaica Kincaid

08 August 2024
272 pages


‘[Kincaid] is able to do something that is almost never done in garden writing, and do it very well . . .’ - The New York Times

Jamaica Kincaid's first garden in Vermont was a plot in the middle of her front lawn. There, to the consternation of more experienced friends, she planted only seeds of the flowers she liked best. In My Garden (Book) Kincaid gathers all she loves about gardening and plants, and examines it generously, passionately, and with sharp, idiosyncratic discrimination. This is an intimate, playful book on gardens, the plants that fill them, and the people who tend to them.

What a writer – elegant, uncompromising, simultaneously direct and layered and complex.