Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening

$ 16.00

Carol Wall

Special event 9/15 - 1:30 at Greenwood Garden Club, 5:00 at Turnrow Books

A true story of a unique friendship between two people who had nothing and ultimately everything in common.


Carol Wall, living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, is at a crossroads in her life. Her children are grown; she has successfully overcome illness; her beloved parents are getting older. One day she notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor's yard. His name is Giles Owita. He bags groceries at the supermarket. He comes from Kenya. And he s very good at gardening.


Before long Giles is transforming not only Carol's yard, but her life. Though they are seemingly quite different, a caring bond grows between them. But Carol and Giles both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.