I don’t often review books at Incidental Pieces or even make mention of the books I’ve been reading. (Probably because I spend much of my time with my nose stuck in odd, out-of-print books from the 19th century.)But with the onset of the holiday season, I thought I’d spread some good cheer and tell you about two books that have come my way in the past few weeks. Different in many ways, they both have me embracing the land around me, praising the earth, the tide, the sun and the moon…for changes in the season…and of the heart.
Edge Seasons by Beth Powning
Beth Powning shares her personal journey of change in this beautifully crafted memoir. Filled with meditations and musings that often draw inspiration from her natural surroundings in rural New Brunswick, this is a book that will lead you to long walks, and to consider life, love, and home.
(congratulations to Beth, for making the Globe and Mail’s top 100 books for 2005!)
published by Knopf Canada, 29.95
The Atlantic Gardener’s Greenbook by Jodi deLong
Jodi’s wit and gardening know-how shine through in this beautiful organic gardening edition from Saltscapes. Much more than a practical guide, this book is sure to bring daydreams of warmer days and of touching the earth. The photographs are stunning too! Less than 24 hours in my hands and I was already making my wish-list for next year’s garden. A sure cure for the winter blahs.
Jodi will be signing books at the Art Can Gallery in Canning, NS December 1, 2005 from 7-9 pm. If you can’t make it, you can order the book online at from Saltscapes. (17.95)