Tuesday, April 4, 2000

Tales from the Garden by Author Dorothy Sucher

Chestertown, MD — Author Dorothy Sucher will read from her book "The Invisible Garden" at Washington College at 8 p.m. on Thursday April 13. Her reading takes place in the O'Neill Literary House and is free and open to the public.
Sucher's stories of cultivating an abandoned Vermont garden while growing friendships with a variety of colorful neighbors are enjoyed by gardeners and nongardeners alike. Readers call it humorous, deeply satisfying and engaging.
Enchanted by a stream running through the property, Sucher impulsively buys a rundown blue farmhouse in Vermont. The perfect writer's retreat, thinks Sucher, who has also written two mysteries. Instead of retreating, however, she is consumed by "Garden Fever—an obsessive state in which plan piles upon plan, project upon project, the more grandiose, the better." The lifelong city dweller finds that shaping her land is much more difficult than glossy gardening magazines would have her believe. Yet, she rejoices in the process of creating gardens, ponds, and paths and in the friendships and insights that arise from those efforts.
Sucher's reading is sponsored by the O'Neill Literary House and the Sophie Kerr Committee.

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