Another good book…Posted: June 15, 2010
..shared by Kathy.
Heather Lende, Alaskan author wrote ‘If you lived here, I would know your name’, short stories about the community of Haines, Alaska. Her new book is ‘Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs’: recovery and forgiveness in small-town Alaska.
‘Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs’ is Heather Lende’s memoir of faith and forgiveness, seen through the lens of life in her hometown. Lende writes at length about her small Episcopal Church, and caring for her mother when she was dying of leukemia (hence the name of the book). When her mother went into surgery and was on a ventilator and couldn’t talk, her husband asked if there was anything whe wanted her daughters to know. She wrote, “take good care of the garden and the dogs.”