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The Garden of Small Beginnings

Abbi Waxman

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Description:

In the spirit of A Man Called Ove and Good Grief-a poignant, funny, and utterly believable novel about life and loss. Give grief a chance . . . Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years-ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she's just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. The only problem is she's becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed. At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks-like actually being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there's that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently, being the chosen illustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means getting your hands dirty, literally. Wallowing around in compost on a Saturday morning can't be much worse than wallowing around in pajamas and self-pity. After recruiting her kids and insanely supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles botanical garden feeling out of her element. But what she'll soon discover-with the help of a patient instructor and a quirky group of gardeners-is that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you want it to or not… READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

Language:

English

Narrators:

Emily Rankin

Length:

9h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:32


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:28


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:09


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

00:59


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:24


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:11


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:35


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:53


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:02


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:26


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:11


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

01:11


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:05


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:11


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:45


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:08


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:10


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:01


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:07


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:29


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:51


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

00:49


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:14


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:17


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:22


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

00:54


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:14


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:17


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:21


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:13


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:57


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:04


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:52


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:53


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:01


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:43


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:10


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

01:21


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:34


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:23


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:30


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

00:54


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:21


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:00


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:43


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:05


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

00:42


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:52


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:58


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

01:01


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:34


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:46


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

00:29