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Carol Wall's busy suburban life includes being a happily married wife, a mother to grown children, a devoted daughter who cares for aging parents, a teacher in a local school, and breast cancer survivor, which has left her little time to tend to her yard. When she notices how beautiful her neighbor's gardens are, she enlists the horticultural skills of Giles Owita. At first she believes he is a local landscaper but is surprised to find Mr. Owita, an immigrant from Kenya, has a PhD in horticulture. The unlikely friendship that blossoms and grows dramatically change both Mr. Owita and Mrs. Wall as they each face traumatic experiences. Mr. Owita's quiet joy and deep wisdom encourage Carol to face her many challenges while her friendship to Mr. Owita and his family help them when their dire circumstances become too overwhelming to handle. A beautiful memoir of an unlikely friendship that will thrill readers who enjoyed Same Kind of Different as Me, The End of Your Life Book Club, and The Middle Place. – Martha