The Wonder Garden

The Wonder Garden

Book - 2015
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John likes to arrive first. He enjoys standing quietly with a house before his clients arrive, and today, although he feels pinned beneath an invisible weight, he resolves to savor this solitary moment. It's one of those overhauled ranches so common to Old Cranbury these days, swollen and dressed to resemble a colonial. White, of course, with ornamental shutters and latches pretending to hold them open. A close echo of its renovated sisters on Whistle Hill Road, garnished with hostas and glitzed with azaleas. He has seen too many of these to count. A man strikes an under-the-table deal with a surgeon to spend a few quiet seconds closer to his wife than he's ever been; a young soon-to-be mother looks on in paralyzing astonishment as her husband walks away from a twenty-year career in advertising at the urging of his spirit animal; an elderly artist risks more than he knows when he's commissioned by his newly-arrived neighbors to produce the work of a lifetime.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780802123558
Branch Call Number: SS ACAMPOR LAUREN
Characteristics: 354 p. ; 22 cm


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Aug 01, 2016

Ditto Jannylegs, four stars. I really enjoyed reading this.

Jul 12, 2016

Outstanding collection of dark and imaginative stories that take a serious poke at life in the 'burbs.

Cynthia_N Jan 20, 2016

Interesting glimpse into a unique community!


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