We are pleased to welcome local author Mary Agria back to the store this summer for a signing on Saturday, June 30th from 1-3 p.m. Mary will join us to sign copies of her first children's book, Second Leaves: Growing Young Gardeners. Second Leaves adapts some of the themes from her "Time in a Garden" series to a younger audience.
A deft fusion of storybook, early reader and beginning botany book, SECOND LEAVES: GROWING YOUNG GARDENERS
is a child’s view of gardening with an adult who cares about growing
and them. We all spend a lifetime searching for our “second leaves”.
What better place than in a garden?
Mary Agria is an American writer who
spent her early career as a journalist and non-fiction writer in the
field of rural development and work force issues. Major
inspiration—working as a high school and college intern on the same
newspaper as Wisconsin writer Edna Ferber. In ‘retirement’ Mary began
writing a series of novels that deal with community building and the
issues facing older Americans, including finding meaning in one’s senior
years, resolving parent-child relationships and facing the ultimate
realities of change and loss that are part of the human experience.
In 2006 her novel, Time in a Garden, appeared on best-seller fiction lists all over northern Michigan. She has written six novels (, 2001; Time in a Garden, 2006; Vox Humana: The Human Voice, 2007; In Transit, 2008; and Community of Scholars, 2009) and numerous non-fiction books, articles and texts. Her 2011 Garden of Eve is a sequel to the best-selling Time in a Garden—together the two kick off an extended LIFE IN THE GARDEN Series set in tiny rural Xenophon, Michigan.