by Carol Wall
Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening is a tender memoir about an unlikely friendship, combined with a little lesson in facing our trials with dignity.
When Carol Wall tentatively approaches the man who has made her neighbor's yard so beautiful, it is with some serious misgivings. After all, she has always had an aversion for flowers, dirt, and all things horticultural.
But as Carol and Mr. Owita (Giles) come to know and trust each other, Carol not only finds comfort in watching the way her friend responds to heartache, she also learns to appreciate the beauty that surrounds her, in her very own yard.