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I write novels, essays, journalism, short stories, and book reviews, and I teach writing. This is a recent article I wrote for Smithsonian Magazine about an abandoned garden I fell in love with; here is an essay I wrote for The New York Times about gardens and grief. Please read my blog for latest updates, come say hi at an event, and subscribe to my newsletter for thoughts on reading, writing, and growing things.

Now in paperback!

A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

“Enchanting…a beguiling, cozy mystery.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A full-on delight: funny, gripping, warm-hearted, and beautifully written—it made me cheer!” —Madeline Miller, award-winning author of Circe

“Tender and fierce, witty and wise, this is a tale of the route we take when we grow up and into the love and family we deserve.”—Judy Blundell, author of the National Book Award-winning What I Saw and How I Lied 

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