My wild garden : notes from a writer's Eden

My wild garden : notes from a writer's Eden
Shalev, Meir
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  • Published: 2020
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A joyful round of the seasons in the garden of the best-selling novelist, memoirist, and champion putterer with a wheelbarrow. On the perimeter of Israel's Jezreel Valley, with the Carmel Mountains rising up to the west, Meir Shalev has a large garden, "neither neatly organized nor well-kept," as he cheerfully explains. Often covered in mud and scrapes, Shalev cultivates both nomadic plants and "house dwellers," using his own quirky techniques. He extolls the virtues of the lemon tree; rescues a precious variety of purple snapdragon from the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway; does battle with a saboteur mole rat. He even gives us his superior private recipe for curing olives. The book will attract gardeners and literary readers alike, with its appreciation for the joy of living, quite literally, on earth, and for our borrowed time on a particular patch of it--enhanced, the author continually reminds us, by our honest, respectful dealings with all manner of beings who inhabit it with us.

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Gardens--Israel--Esdraelon, Plain of.
Gardening--Israel--Esdraelon, Plain of.


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9780805243512 (hardback)

Personal Author:

Shalev, Meir,


My wild garden : notes from a writer's Eden / Meir Shalev ; translated from the Hebrew by Joanna Chen ; illustrations by Refaella Shir.


First American edition.

Publication Info:

New York : Schocken Books, 2020.

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Physical description:

viii, 279 pages : colour illustrations ; 22 cm

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Content Type:

still image

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Translated from the Hebrew.

Personal subject:

Shalev, Meir--Homes and haunts.

Subject term:


Subject term:

Gardens--Israel--Esdraelon, Plain of.

Subject term:

Gardening--Israel--Esdraelon, Plain of.

Geographic term:

Esdraelon, Plain of (Israel)--Description and travel.

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Chen, Joanna (Translator),

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Shir, Refaʼelah,

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