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A conversation with memoirists Katrina Kenison and Margaret Roach

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We are so fortunate to have - not one, but two - fantastic memoirists visiting with us on Sunday, February 24 at 3pm! Join us as Katrina Kenison discusses her most recent, Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment, and Margaret Roach presents The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life.



From the author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day, Katrina Kenison's intimate memoir of loss, self-discovery, and growth will resonate deeply with any woman who has ever mourned the passage of time, questioned her own purpose, or wondered, "Do I have what it takes to create something new in my life?" 

With the candor and warmth that have endeared her to readers, Kenison reflects on the inevitable changes wrought by time: the death of a dear friend, children leaving home, recognition of her own physical vulnerability, and surprising shifts in her marriage. She finds solace in the notion that midlife is also a time of unprecedented opportunity for growth as old roles and responsibilities fall away, and unanticipated possibilities appear on the horizon. 

More a spiritual journey than a physical one, Kenison's beautifully crafted exploration begins and ends with a home, a life, a marriage. But this metamorphosis proves as demanding as any trek or pilgrimage to distant lands - it will guide and inspire every woman who finds herself asking "What now?"

After ruminating on the bigger picture in her memoir And I Shall Have Some Peace There, Margaret Roach has returned to the garden, insisting as ever that we must garden with both our head and heart, or as she expresses it, with "horticultural how-to and woo-woo." In The Backyard Parables, Roach uses her fundamental understanding of the natural world, philosophy, and life to explore the ways that gardening saved and instructed her, and meditates on the science and spirituality of nature, reminding her readers and herself to keep on digging.

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