Mr. Owita's Guide to Gardening
Book review by Dick Wall
On Monday evening, September 19, a most amazing duo totally delighted over 50 attendees at the review of a memoir by Carol Wall: Mr Owita’s Guide to Gardening. Dick Wall, widower of Carol Wall, and his son Phil talked lovingly about Carol and her sojourn from the terror of living with cancer and worrying about its recurrence to learning from her Kenyan-born gardener how to graciously accept the good and beautiful that is in all life.
Dick and Carol’s son Phil is a videographer and film maker who goes all over the world making documentaries. He showed some excerpts of the documentary he is making of her life and shared that he has recently returned from Rio De Janeiro where he is making a documentary about a water company which bottles its water in bottles made of cane sugar.
Dick Wall gave the Friends $10 of each hard copy of the book sold and $5 of each paperback. Many people lined up after the talk to buy the books. They can also be bought on Amazon in paperback, hardback, and Kindle versions. The love this duo shares for Carol Wall was so vibrant that the listeners will not soon forget about Carol Wall and her wise gardener and reading that book is a great follow-up.
Dick goes all over the country reviewing it, and it has been named one of the top ten books of 2014 by USA TODAY and one of the best books of 2014 by AARP. He is quoted in the promo as saying that “It’s not hard to talk about her.... I like to talk about her. I have to talk about her.”
Come join us! Learn to evaluate books and help plan book sales:
Beginning Tuesday October 4 at 10:15 there will be a book evaluation and general book sale discussion led by Lisa Misosky in the library basement. This is a change of day and time: formerly Wednesdays at 9:30. All are welcome. This will be ongoing on Tuesdays until further notice.
Uncle Sam Wants You!
- Wanted more VOLUNTEERS who wish to serve our country by joining the BOOKS FOR SOLDIERS program!
- Time Involved is approximately 2 hours twice a month to research, select and box a shipment for the service member you have selected. If you need a more fluid time frame, we always need alternatives who will agree to serve once a month.
- Soldiers are requesting books such as Stephen King and various SciFi books and other such books to help pass the time as they serve us overseas and at home.
- Training is available upon contacting Kellie Frazier at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take note: in September’s Eletter your editor wrote in the article about the Friends eBay sellers that they used an ispn number. This is incorrect. They use an ISBN number.
The correct letters in front of book identification numbers are ISBN. ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number and is, according to ISBN International, a unique international identifier for a monographic publication. It has replaced the handling of long bibliographic descriptive records thereby saving time and avoiding copying mistakes.
A Presentation by Friends
Friends President Denise Robertson and her Husband Bruce will present Appalachian Basketry as part of the Southern Appalachian Studies Program
Monday October 24 at 7 P.M. in the Sharon Lawson Room
You have never seen baskets any more beautiful than the ones these two make. Do not miss this chance to hear about basketry in the Appalachians.