Author(s): Carol Wall
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. a 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 '
The true story of a unique friendship between two people who appear to have nothing in common. Carol lives in a wealthy white area, and turns to the neighbour’s gardener, Mr Owita, a Kenyan man, for assistance with her garden. His wise counsel, as much as his gardening skill, turns their relationship into one of friendship and support as they both deal with major issues that face them. - Susi
Carol Wall is a writer whose essays and articles have appeared over many years in Southern Living Magazine and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.