Paradise Under Glass: The Education of an Indoor Gardener

Paperback | August 9, 2011

byRuth Kassinger

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Paradise Under Glass is a witty and absorbing memoir about one woman’s unlikely desire to build, stock, and tend a small conservatory in her suburban Maryland home. Ruth Kassinger’s wonderful story of the unique way she chose to cope with the profound changes in her life—a book that will delight readers of Eat, Pray, Love and I Feel Bad About My Neck—is interwoven with the fascinating history of conservatories from the Renaissance orangeries to the glass palaces of Kew.<_o3a_p>

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Paradise Under Glass is a witty and absorbing memoir about one woman’s unlikely desire to build, stock, and tend a small conservatory in her suburban Maryland home. Ruth Kassinger’s wonderful story of the unique way she chose to cope with the profound changes in her life—a book that will delight readers of Eat, Pray, Love and I Feel Ba...

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Ruth Kassinger was at an emotional crossroads. Confronted with the death of a beloved sister, her children’s departure for college, and her own recent battle with breast cancer, she was searching for a way forward. Then one cold, gray evening, she wandered into the U.S. Botanic Garden’s conservatory—and a dream was born. Dazzled by the...

Ruth Kassinger is the author ofParadise Under Glass, as well as a number of award-winning science and history books for young adults. She has written for theWashington Post, theChicago Tribune,Healthmagazine,Science Weekly, and other publications.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:August 9, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006154776X

ISBN - 13:9780061547768

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“Ms. Kassinger’s writing is chatty and intimate, but she has clearly done her library research.”