Mary Agria

Stop in on Tuesday, July 9th between 2:00 and 4:00pm for a signing with local author, Mary Agria. Mary will be in signing copies of her latest novel, Range of Motion. This is a free signing. 

Author of the best-selling novel, Time in a Garden, Mary Agria continues her love affair with northern Michigan and gardens. In this novel about the power of new beginnings—as long-time Little Traverse Bay cottager Maggie Aron struggles to confront her own mortality and the ’sciatica of the soul’ that can rob life of its meaning and hope. 

“Plants root themselves. […] Except life doesn’t end there. They grow toward one another, sharing space, building the community we call a garden. Plants stretch upward toward the sun. They dance on the wind. We can learn a lot from plants.” Range of Motion

RANGE OF MOTION offers powerful insights into the nature of community and the resilience it takes to keep growing no matter what the future holds. Author Mary Agria was featured Michigan woman author of the year by the Charlevoix Zonta (2016) and won first prize in the statewide feature competition from Michigan Garden Clubs (2017). Five of her eight novels celebrate the unique beauty and culture of northern Michigan.

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Through the Gardener's Year: 52 Weekly Thoughts on Gardens, Gardeners and the Gardening Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781329054721
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Published: - March 28th, 2012

Fifty-two weeks of gardening columns from regional, best-selling author Mary Agria. Illustrated throughout, the book is a perfect addition to every gardeners' library. The columns originally appeared monthly in the Petoskey News-Review, Petoskey, Michig.

Garden of Eve Cover Image
ISBN: 9781458367990
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Published: - April 12th, 2011

Grief changes everything. Devastated by the loss of her beloved Adam, writer Eve Brennerman despairs of finding new ground upon which to rebuild her life. And then one wintery morning, Eve spots a rusty junker stranded outside the nursery she has inherited from Adam. Fate? Or coincidence? "Woman, Mother, Widow. All true and yet those words do not define me.

Community of Scholars Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578015590
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Published: Mary A. Agria - April 4th, 2009

Grief-stricken at the death of his wife and unborn child, Political Science Professor A. J. Ferinelli buries himself in his teaching and scholarly research...that is, until Math Instructor Sam Pomerantz shows up accusing the Academic Dean of sexual harassment. Drawn into her quest for justice, A.J.

Time in a Garden Cover Image
ISBN: 9781411687028
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Published: - April 25th, 2006

Laced with gardening tips, wit and wisdom, TIME IN A GARDEN is an inspiring story of emotional and spiritual growth...for gardeners of all ages, for mothers and daughters, and anyone struggling to bloom where they are planted.

From the Tender Stem Cover Image
ISBN: 9781312339392
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Published: - February 12th, 2015

Third in the Life in the Garden Series. Sequel to regional best seller, Time in a Garden, and Garden of Eve. "Love grows from tender shoots, rooted deep in the rich soil of human experience." Northern Michigan garden writer, Eve Brennerman, has known both love and unthinkable loss.

Vox Humana: The Human Voice Cover Image
ISBN: 9781430317593
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Published: - March 21st, 2007

VOX HUMANA celebrates the transforming power of love, friendship, family and shared human work. As a young woman Charlise Howard left rural western Pennsylvania with music in her soul only to spend her career in Philadelphia as a job counselor helping others "find their voice." Force-retired at 59, Char feels spiritually and emotionally adrift as she moves back to her hometown of Hope.

Bay View (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467111669
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - May 19th, 2014

Bay View is a jewel box of a Northern Michigan Chautauqua community along the shores of Little Traverse Bay, southwest of the Mackinac Bridge. Founded in 1875 and now a National Historic Landmark, its 31 public buildings and 450 cottages are among the most pristine examples of 1900-era High Victorian architecture in the United States.

Second Leaves Cover Image
ISBN: 9781105325090
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Published: - April 5th, 2012

Gardens are about growing and caring and learning new things every day. Gardening brings the generations together around the basic human instinct to grow. SECOND LEAVES, an unique introduction to gardens and gardening by Mary Agria, the best-selling author of TIME IN A GARDEN, is really three books in one. It is a storybook about gardens and growing for young children.

In Transit Cover Image
ISBN: 9781435709645
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Published: - March 10th, 2008

A fascinating glimpse of RV culture, IN TRANSIT tells of a woman's struggle to redefine what it means to be at "home" with herself in the face of the toughest challenges life has to offer. The 3 years that Lib and her husband spend on the road in a motor home after selling their home are the happiest they have ever known.


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