Paradise Under Glass

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Paradise Under Glass

The Education of an Indoor Gardener

By Ruth Kassinger

Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061547768, 347pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 2011

Description
Paradise Under Glass is a witty and absorbing memoir about one woman's unlikely desire to build, stock, and tend a small conservatory in her suburban Maryland home. Ruth Kassinger's wonderful story of the unique way she chose to cope with the profound changes in her life a book that will delight readers of Eat, Pray, Love and I Feel Bad About My Neck is interwoven with the fascinating history of conservatories from the Renaissance orangeries to the glass palaces of Kew.


Praise For Paradise Under Glass

“The book [PARADISE UNDER GLASS] vividly chronicles her [Kassinger’s] initiation into the world of indoor gardening as well as the fascinating and unlikely histories of greenhouses and the flamboyant gardens they have housed…The characters Kassinger encounters, literarily and in the flesh, are as quirky as their plants.…Kassinger’s lush writing and exotic stories will delight the armchair gardener and historian. ”
-Publishers Weekly

“A sumptuously written history of greenhouse horticulture.”
-Entertainment Weekly

“Ms. Kassinger’s writing is chatty and intimate, but she has clearly done her library research.”
-International Herald Tribune on Paradise Under Glass

“Ms. Kassinger’s writing is chatty and intimate, but she has clearly done her library research.”
-New York Times Book Review