Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening

Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening

How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart

By Carol Wall

A moving true story of the unlikely friendship between two people who had nothing—and ultimately everything—in common.

A moving true story of the unlikely friendship between two people who had nothing—and ultimately everything—in common.

Carol Wall was at a crossroads. Her children had flown the nest, her beloved parents were ageing and she had overcome a serious illness. A neglected garden should have been the least of her worries.

Until one day she sees a man working in her neighbour’s garden and realises he is responsible for its spectacular transformation. His name is Giles Owita. He comes from Kenya and he’s very good at gardening.

It was kismet. … And while I knew from the moment I met him that he was something special - truly, I didn’t know the half of it.’

Before long Mister Owita is transforming not only Carol’s garden, but her life. Although they seem to have nothing in common, a bond grows between them. When both are forced to share long-buried secrets, their friendship is transformed forever.

This is the story of a woman who at mid-life finds there is so much more to learn and a man whose grace in facing life’s challenges is a lesson for us all.

‘Deeply personal, poetic and brimming with humanity, this is a book of lasting grace.’ Steve Lopez, New York Times bestselling author of The Soloist


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9780857983923

March 3, 2014

Bantam Australia

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9780857983930

March 3, 2014

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